"Because we strive to bring a people approach to systems, you have the opportunity to develop creative solutions with a variety of technology. We are small enough that technical professionals have an opportunity to be involved in many different types of technology."
– Pat Ruckh, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

IBM mainframes, Sun Solaris

Visual Basic, COBOL, DB2, Oracle, IIS, Java

Financial services Large shop

Fast Facts
Revenues: $2.426B (2000)
Employees: 9,445 (2000)
Founded: mid-1800s
Financial services; banking
Public: FTN (NYSE)
Fortune 500 : 100 Best Companies to Work For in America #40 (2001, fourth year in a row)
Forbes: Best of the Web (2001)
CIO: CIO 100 (1999)
Forbes: Most Profitable Banking Co. (fourth year in a row)
Working Mother: 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers (2001, sixth year in a row)
Business Week: Top 30 Family-Friendly Companies (1997)
165 Madison Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
(901) 523-4444

Banking with a family-friendly corporation. First Tennessee National Corporation, one of the fifty largest bank holding companies in the United States, operates chiefly through its subsidiaries, First Tennessee Bank National Association and First Horizon.

First Tennessee budgets one to two percent of its pre-tax income for community investment. Projects include:

• Building for the Future, a program that teaches carpentry to minimum-security inmates to construct houses for community development

• Lesson Line, a free home-to-school messaging service available to teachers and principals to keep parents informed about homework assignments and upcoming tests. Nearly 700 schools receive around four million calls a year in this program.

• 30,000 volunteer hours from employees in community programs

• First Tennessee Housing Corporation which has renovated a long-vacant property and converted it to apartment buildings and converted a closed school into elderly housing with a daycare center.

The First Tennessee Foundation is giving $250,000 to relief efforts in the wake of the September 11, 2001 tragedies. Said Jim Hughes, First Tennessee Capital Markets CEO, "We lost many friends on Wall Street, people who shared their tremendous expertise with us, and this is one small way we can celebrate the lives they shared with us."

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