First Horizon: Part of the Big Orange Family

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First Horizon is the Official Bank of the Vols – a nearly 30-year commitment to entire Big Orange family, from the university, to athletics, to alumni.

As Rocky Top’s hometown bank, First Horizon pours nearly $1.5 million into UT each year, investing in education like financial literacy workshops for UT faculty and students. After Vols leave Rocky Top, First Horizon is still there, as a proud employer of University of Tennessee alumni.

At First Horizon, UT alumni make up nearly half of the bank’s Knoxville associates and counting. Summer internships are also available to students seeking to take the first step in their careers. Dave Miller, president of First Horizon’s East Tennessee region, said, “We continue to hire UT graduates each year because they bring knowledge and people skills to strengthen our organization even further. At First Horizon, our talented associates and our culture are huge competitive advantages.”

First Horizon places great emphasis in supporting the communities in which they do business. Beyond monetary contributions, First Horizon knows that a community needs expert leaders with possibilities to thrive. They believe the best way to optimize the educational investments made in UT is by supporting a path to professional development. First Horizon UT alumni can count on many opportunities to develop to their fullest potential both professionally and as pillars in their communities. “All citizens in our community deserve the opportunity to succeed,” Miller said. “We have a responsibility to play a leadership role in making that happen.”

“We are a part of the Big Orange family through and through,” Miller said. “We are proud to support the university and its students at every stage.”