First Tennessee Bank, member of the First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) family of companies, which includes Capital Bank, announced that Chester L. Sharp, Sr. has been promoted to vice president and business banking relationship manager for the East Tennessee region. He is based in the Knoxville main office.

Sharp brings 17 years of banking experience to serve the East Tennessee region. Specifically, he will focus on providing deposit, mobile and online banking, cash management, lending, and investment services to business clients in order to help them achieve their financial goals and objectives.

“I’m excited to add Chester’s service-oriented expertise to our robust Business Banking team in Knoxville,” said Dave Miller, East Tennessee region president. “Chester is a highly knowledgeable banker and has been very successful in building relationships in the communities he has lived.”

Chester Sharp, Vice President and Business Banking Relationship Manager at First Tennessee Bank

A native of Jackson, Tenn., Sharp most recently served as a financial center manager for First Tennessee Bank in Jackson for the past two years. He is a 2001 Cum Laude graduate of Lane College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Sharp is also a 2006 graduate of the Paul Barret School of Banking at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN and a 2007 graduate of the Paul Barret School of Banking Commercial Lending Academy. He received his Master in Business Administration from Bethel University. 

Among Sharp’s many recognitions is being named to the Forty Under Forty list by the Jackson Sun and Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce in 2014. He is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Jackson.

About First Tennessee and Capital Bank

Our First Tennessee and Capital Bank brands have the largest deposit market share in Tennessee, approximately 300 branches across the southeast U.S., and one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country. We have been ranked by American Banker as No. 5 among the Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. Banks. We were founded in 1864 and have the 14th oldest national bank charter in the country. Our FTB Advisors wealth management group has more than 300 financial professionals and provides services to about $4.8 billion in assets under management. FTN Financial is a capital markets industry leader in fixed income sales, trading and strategies for institutional customers in the U.S. and abroad. First Tennessee, Capital Bank, FTB Advisors, and FTN Financial are part of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN). We have been recognized as one of the nation’s best employers by American Banker magazine and the National Association for Female Executives. More information is available at at and