Kevin Hefner

Kevin Hefner

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Capital Bank family of companies, has named Kevin Hefner area president for the Morristown, Greeneville, Tenn. and Asheville markets.

Capital Bank is now part of the the First Horizon National Corp., which is also the parent company of First Tennessee Bank. Some Former Capital Bank branches in Tennessee were rebranded to First Tennessee Bank in 2018. Capital Bank branches still operate outside of Tennessee.

“We are excited to have Kevin join the Capital Bank family, especially with his extensive experience in Western North Carolina,” said Richard Shaffer, president of community banking for Capital Bank. “His expertise of understanding both personal and business goals for clients in Asheville provides valuable leadership. He is a great asset to our Capital Bank team in the region.”

Hefner has worked in North Carolina banking for 25 years with leadership positions for The CIT Group and most recently Wells Fargo Bank, where he was a senior vice president. His community involvement includes serving on the audit committee of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce; Biltmore Benefit, board of advisors; and Asheville Christian Academy, board of directors.

His hiring takes place at a time when First Horizon National Corporation is bringing together its family of companies under a unified set of brand names and a new logo, officials said. In the fall, Capital Bank will advance its relationship-based banking approach to deliver modern individual experiences where data and technology enable rewarding in-person and digital interactions.

“Kevin is joining our family of companies as we continue building community involvement and tradition in this growing market,” said Shaffer. “He will be working with the local community bank presidents who are already doing a great job of expanding our regional presence.”

Hefner is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Charlotte and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Western Carolina University. He is working on earning a Doctorate in Business Administration degree from Liberty University.

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