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VOL. 130 | NO. 234 | Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Turbett Joins First Horizon as CRA Officer

By Kate Simone

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Keith D. Turbett has joined First Horizon National Corp., parent company of First Tennessee Bank, as corporate Community Reinvestment Act officer and community development manager. In that role, Turbett ensures First Tennessee is making credit and financial products available in all parts of the community, consistent with safe and sound banking practices.

Hometown: Born in Indianapolis but moved here when I was in first grade so I consider Memphis home.


Experience: Spent 18 years with the Federal Reserve Bank, Memphis branch, in cash/securities and eventually was asked to be the first community affairs officer in Memphis. I left there in 1999 and worked at the old Union Planters Bank as the CRA officer for two years and then worked for National Bank of Commerce, which was acquired in 2004 by SunTrust Bank, and now at First Tennessee. I’ve worked for every large national bank that has been headquartered in Memphis.

Family: Wife, Beverly, and two daughters, Jennifer and Ashley, and two granddaughters, Rylee and Aubree.

Favorite quote: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Spending time with my family, watching Alabama football, traveling, anything outdoors especially during the summer, playing music and working with our church youth group.

What talent do you wish you had? Woodworking and construction. Most of my projects take too long and cause a lot of frustration.

Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? Billy Graham. He has spent time praying and counseling every president in times of crisis and is steady and maintains the highest level of integrity.

What attracted you to your company? First Tennessee has a great reputation in this community and across the state. It’s always ranked as one of the top places to work in American Banker magazine and Working Mother magazine. It is a hometown bank with deep roots in the community. And it never hurts to have a lot of people you know who work for the bank and are constantly telling you what a great place it is.

What are your goals in your new position? I hope to build on First Tennessee’s great reputation in all its markets and enhance the Community Reinvestment Act program to not just meet the regulation but see the bank make a real lasting impact on the communities it serves. There are so many great things going on in Memphis and Tennessee, and First Tennessee is a great partner in developing our communities.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Don’t expect anything; work harder than anyone else and you will get what you want.


Brent Gurley has joined Dunavant as operations supervisor of Memphis’ new container drayage terminal. Gurley has 15 years’ experience in the transportation industry in intermodal management positions.

Mark Horrocks has joined the American Cancer Society as senior director of community engagement for Memphis. Horrocks founded the nonprofit Habitat for Hope in 2006 and served as its executive director; he also created the LUVMUD family of events, a series of fundraising mud and glow runs, in 2010.

The Education Consumers Foundation has honored Delano Elementary School principal Patrice Shipp with a 10th annual Tennessee Value-Added Achievement Award. Shipp was honored for her role in helping Delano Elementary lead the way in academic gains as measured by Tennessee’s Value-Added Assessment System. Delano placed third in academic gains among elementary schools in West Tennessee.


Jason D. Salomon, a member of Harkavy Shainberg Kaplan & Dunstan LLP, has become a fellow of the Memphis Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Memphis Bar Association. Attorneys and judges are selected as fellows in recognition of their service to the legal profession and their adherence to the highest standards of professional ethics and conduct.

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, has awarded the University of Memphis Institute on Disability a five-year, $1.5 million grant to expand inclusive postsecondary education training for students with intellectual disabilities.

Kelley & Associates Advertising Inc. has received eight honors in the international 2015 Marcom Awards, including two Platinum Awards, three Gold Awards and two Honorable Mentions.

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