D. Bryan Jordan’s new job as CEO of First Horizon National Corp. in Memphis, Tennessee, couldn’t have come at a worse time. Two weeks into his start date in September 2008, the federal government had to rescue mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Then the investment bank Lehman Brothers Holdings collapsed and nearly took the global financial system down with it. “Did you ever remember the kid’s game Jenga, where you would pull a piece out, and the idea was not to let it fall over?” Jordan says. “The financial system is a system of trust. It’s about the...
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Editor Naomi Snyder is in charge of the editorial coverage at Bank Director. She oversees the magazine and the editorial team’s efforts on the Bank Director website, newsletter and special projects. She has more than two decades of experience in business journalism and spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.