Senior Vice President
First Tennessee Bank
First 8 Memphis Board
Tanya is Senior Vice President of Total Rewards at First Tennessee – a regional bank which is headquartered in Memphis, TN. As Senior Vice President, she is responsible for company-wide executive and broad-based compensation, benefits, HR systems, the HR call center and payroll functions. She joined the company in 1991 as a teller while completing her degree in finance at the University of Memphis in 2000. In addition to her current role, Tanya has been in other key roles in the organization which includes, leadership training and financial planning.
Tanya later completed her MBA at Christian Brothers University in 2005. In addition to her professional studies, Tanya earned the certified financial planner designation and the SHRM, Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
Tanya has become a locally recognized voice on compensation matters. Specifically, she has been asked to contribute to panels and speak at conferences. She is actively involved with a variety of civic and professional institutions. Her community outreach includes her role as a board member of Junior Achievement of Memphis, 1st Eight Memphis and community board member of the Junior League of Memphis. In addition, she is a member of the University of Memphis Foundation Board. Tanya is currently a cohort of the class of 2019 of the Executive program of Leadership Memphis. In addition to her community outreach and board service, she has led many programs within First Tennessee such as the Women’s Initiative, United Way and is the former chair of the Diversity Council.
Within those roles, Tanya was instrumental in developing and leading the founding class of First Tennessee’s Emerging Leader Program, expanding the company’s employee resource groups and developing a formal mentoring program within the organization. Tanya earned the certified financial planner designation and the SHRM, Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She currently serves as a member of First Tennessee’s Pension & Investment Committee.
Tanya is a lifetime alumni member of the University of Memphis. She is supported by her husband of over 20 years, Mark and her two children.