First Horizon National Corp., parent company of First Tennessee, Capital Bank, FTB Advisors, and FTN Financial, has promoted Darin Johnson to senior vice president and credit risk manager for government lending programs.
Johnson will oversee risk management for lending through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) commercial programs across the First Horizon footprint. He will provide guidance and approvals for loans and concentrate on outreach with the SBA team and community development managers.
Johnson will help align these programs with the strategic priorities of First Tennessee, which ranks No. 5 among American Banker’s Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. Banks.
“Darin’s extensive background in commercial loan administration and his experience in micro loan and small business lending make him an outstanding candidate for this position,” said Susan Springfield, executive vice president and chief credit officer for First Horizon.
Johnson, a native of Indianapolis, is a financial services veteran who joined the First Horizon family of companies in 2010. He previously served as center director for centralized commercial loan administration and Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central State University.
Board chairman of the Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change, Johnson also is board member of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and a graduate of the New Memphis Institute’s leadership development intensive program.
He and wife LaTarshia have two daughters and actively support numerous community organizations, including the March of Dimes and MIFA.