Marty Lanahan named regional president of merged banks

The 30-year industry veteran will lead First Horizon Bank and Iberia Bank in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers and Naples.

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Jacksonville native Marty Lanahan is the new regional president of First Horizon Bank and IberiaBank for the North, Central and Southwest Florida regions.

“Marty has a proven track record in Florida as a business and community steward. Throughout her banking career, she has built diverse teams and driven business results. In her new role, she brings momentum and expertise to guide our banking division to its next successful chapter,” said Michael Brown, president of regional banking for First Horizon, in a Jan. 11 news release.

The banks completed their merger in July. 

Lanahan was the executive vice president and Tampa Bay market president of Iberia Bank. She previously served in Jacksonville as the North Florida Area president for Regions bank for 12 years before moving to the Tampa area. She splits her time between Tampa and Jacksonville.

In her new role, Lanahan will lead a team of banking professionals and oversee business development in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers and Naples.

She also will lead the bank’s growth strategy of building community teams within each of the market areas.

In Jacksonville, Lanahan also is a member of JEA’s board of directors, where she served as chair during a previous appointment.

She is active in and holds leadership positions on several boards to advance health care initiatives, develop programs for underserved populations and expand opportunities for cultural arts organizations.

Lanahan is board chair of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund in Jacksonville and a board member of the Tampa Museum of Art and Moffitt Medical Group.

“In addition to helping our clients reach their financial goals, we are also dedicated to contributing to the growth and prosperity of the communities we call home. By building great client relationships and investing in key civic and philanthropic endeavors, we aim to create positive change within our markets,” Lanahan said in the release.

Lanahan has achieved professional recognition in her 30 years of experience as a banking leader.

She is a member of the First Coast Business Hall of Fame and was chosen as Girls Inc.’s Woman of Vision and the Women Business Owners of North Florida Corporate Leader of the Year.

She was chair of the Florida Transportation Commission and in 2018 served on state Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Transition Advisory Committee.