First Tennessee Bank announced today that Lethia Swett Mann has joined the bank as the new community development and revitalization coordinator for Middle Tennessee.
In this role, Mann will lead Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) initiatives, guiding the bank’s outreach in this area and sourcing innovative investment opportunities within the market.
This position marks a return to First Tennessee for Mann. From 1990 until 2000, she was a financial analyst, small business lender and community development coordinator at the bank. Before returning to First Tennessee, Mann was vice president of The One Fund, a small business loan program. She began her banking career in Miami, Florida and has more than 20 years experience in the financial and non-profit sectors.
“We are thrilled to have Lethia back at First Tennessee,” said Carol Yochem, president of First Tennessee Bank in Middle Tennessee. “Her experience and commitment to financial education and empowerment for individuals and businesses alike makes her the perfect choice to lead our Community Development and Revitalization efforts.”
A Nashville native, Mann holds a degree in economics from Vanderbilt University. She serves on the board of Residential Resources, Inc. and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.