First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) today announced a new information technology leadership team to advance the company's nationally recognized IT program.
Bruce Livesay was named chief information officer. Auzzie Kennedy Brown and Randall Carrier were named deputy chief information officers.
Livesay is a twenty-year bank technology veteran and was senior vice president of application delivery at Regions Bank in Birmingham, AL. He replaces retired First Horizon CIO Patrick Ruckh.
Brown, a twenty-year career military officer, advised the U.S. Department of Defense on information technology at the Pentagon. He provided leadership for key military technology initiatives including the implementation of a global IT network to support U.S. national security goals.
Carrier has been with First Horizon since 1995 and was director of customer knowledge and digital strategy. He was instrumental in developing and implementing the company's digital strategy and use of Service Oriented Architecture designed to continuously improve the customer's experience.
"Bruce, Auzzie and Randall have highly successful track records of technology leadership, innovation and results that make them well-qualified to lead our talented technology team,'' said Jerry Baker, First Horizon CEO.
Livesay has significant bank systems experience, especially in software development and implementation management. He led all application development at Regions Bank. "Technology drives business at financial services companies by enhancing customer service, keeping banks ahead of the competition and trimming operational costs,'' Livesay said. "I'm excited about leading First Horizon's accomplished technology group to new successes at a time when the industry is presented with an abundance of challenges and opportunities.''
First Horizon's technology group has been consistently cited for innovation by national technology publications. Recognition includes a project that provided measurable improvements in service delivery to key constituents in a variety of areas that led to a 40 percent reduction in solution delivery times.