First Tennessee offers women-centric services

First Horizon National Corp. is banking on women and developing strategies to respond to their unique financial needs.

Building upon the success of its banking business through First Tennessee Bank and Capital Bank, along with its FTB Advisors wealth advisory firm, First Horizon is reaching out to this customer segment as record numbers of women are entrepreneurs, primary income earners and investment decision-makers.

“Whether a woman is in a single household or leading a family, she is increasingly influential in financial decisions,” Michelle Hardin, First Tennessee’s senior vice president and team lead in Medical Private Banking, said. “First Tennessee has long recognized this, and we are proud to put even more dedicated resources behind our efforts to meet the needs of women in terms of financial guidance, products and support when dealing with our bank.”

First Horizon’s commitment to women customers includes creating events for women to engage with peers, making diversity and inclusion a priority, communicating its commitment to be the bank of choice for women, and providing training to relationship management teams about what women want from financial services providers.

“There is enough evidence demonstrating the benefits of diversity, whether it’s how diversity positively impacts team and company performance or how it improves access to greater market share,” Lynne Walker, executive vice president and director of affinity strategy for First Horizon, said. “Companies are remiss if they ignore the fact that women have extraordinary economic impact.” 

Planned Knoxville events include Women, Win and Wisdom on May 9; Offense vs. Defense: Finance and Football on August 14; and a Holiday Shopping and Philanthropy event in November. For more information, email

Tickets on Sale for Three Dog Night at Knoxville Civic Center Auditorium

Legendary music icons Three Dog Night are celebrating nearly five decades of hits! They will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, September 7, at Knoxville Civic Center Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr Blvd. Tickets range from $45-$90 and are available now online at, by phone by calling 800.745.3000 and in person at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium Box Office.

Three Dog Night’s songs wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures. Songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize Three Dog Night’s continuing popularity.

Boasting chart and sales records that are virtually unmatched in popular music, Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including three No. 1 singles, 11 Top 10s, 18 straight Top 20s, 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs. Tens of millions of Three Dog Night records have been sold through the years. Since 1986, they have performed more than 2,200 shows including two Super Bowls.

Susan Loveday achieves board certification in medical practice management

Susan Loveday, vice president of talent strategies and relations for Summit Strategic Solutions, has earned the professional designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) by the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), the certification entity of the Medical Group Management Association.

The designation of CMPE demonstrates that Loveday has achieved board certification in medical practice management. She has passed rigorous ACMPE examinations that assess medical practice management skills, including business operations, financial management, human resource management, information management, organizational governance, patient care systems, quality management and risk management. Loveday also has earned a minimum of 50 continuing education credit hours.

Loveday, who has 20 years of management experience, holds memberships with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and American Medical Group Association. She also is an SHRM senior certified professional and a senior professional in human resources.

Loveday earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and her master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Radford University in Virginia. She resides in Sevier County with her husband, Chad.