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“I’ve dedicated my life to the development of strong organizations, with a focus on diversity and inclusion.”

John Daniel is former chief human resources officer for First Horizon National Corporation, parent company of First Horizon Bank and FHN Financial. In this role, he sat on the Executive Management Committee and was responsible for managing the company’s human resources functions including: recruiting, hiring, training, performance management, salary and benefits, employee relations, talent management, diversity and inclusion, and organizational development. 

Before joining First Horizon, John was head of human resources at Regions Financial Corp. He has served in senior human resources roles at PNC Financial and Mellon Bank Corp. He has more than 40 years of experience in banking and human resources management. John speaks frequently on organizational culture, change management and leadership. He is originally from Pittsburgh and earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Daniel is active in the community. He is board Chair at Seeding Success, on the board at New Memphis Institute, and the advisory board of Facing History and Ourselves (Memphis). These organizations are devoted to the development of people and social capital. John has a specific passion for helping those who are economically disadvantaged. 

John is married to Leslie Daniel and they live in downtown Memphis, TN. John has three sons, John, Jason, and Jeff. He and Leslie are members of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. In September of 2015, John received a heart transplant. He now works with the American Heart Association to help prevent and cure heart disease. In 2019 he gave a Ted Talk, “Everything Will Be Alright”, which told the story of his journey through poverty, loss, heart transplantation to resiliency. 

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