Bryan Jordan, CEO of First Horizon National Corp., the parent company of First Tennessee Bank, has been elected by the board of directors to succeed Mike Rose as chairman on Jan. 1.
Scott M. Niswonger, chair and founder of Landair Transport, has also been elected to the First Horizon board.
Rose, 69, will retire from the First Horizon board in April, just after he reaches the board’s mandatory retirement age of 70. Rose has served as a director since 1984 and as chairman since January 2007.
Jordan, 49, joined First Horizon as CFO in May 2007 and was named CEO in September 2008.
Niswonger’s Landair Transport is a time-definite trucking, warehousing and supply-chain management company. Niswonger is also chairman emeritus and former CEO of Forward Air Inc. After completing his aviation studies at Purdue University, he moved to Greeneville as a corporate pilot for The Magnavox Co. He began his first transportation company in 1973. He is active in civic and community affairs and is president and founder of the Niswonger Foundation, an educational operating foundation, and a member of the executive council for the Niswonger Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.