In a career spanning four decades, Rita P. Mitchell has a proven track
record of achievement and success in the highly competitive financial
services industry. Rita has ten years of progressive leadership
experience, most recently as Executive Vice President & Manager of
Private Client Services for Middle TN at First Tennessee Bank (First Horizon
currently $80 billion in assets). Rita managed Private Banking, Medical
Private Banking and the Family Office Services for Middle TN. Rita met
and/or exceeded performance goals and operating income
expectations each year of her tenure. In addition, Rita provided
leadership in launching new growth strategies for the bank.
Rita started her sales career as a life insurance agent with Prudential in
1983. After 3 years as a successful life insurance agent working in the
ordinary market, Rita decided to start her own company. From 1986 to
1997 Rita was President of Mitchell Financial, Inc. an insurance and
securities brokerage firm. In 1997, the last year that her company was
in operation, Rita was awarded the U. S. Department of Commerce
Regional Minority Service Firm of the Year (8 state region), Dr. R. H.
Boyd- Woman Business Owner of the Year, and U.S. Small Business
Administration Woman-Advocate of the Year. In addition, Rita served
as Chair (Region IV) Small Business Administration Regional Small
Business Regulatory Fairness Board; a member of U.S. Senator Bill Frist’s
Advisory Board on Small Business and was a member of the Small
Business, Agriculture and Labor Advisory Council for the Federal
Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Most recently, Rita has written Own Your Phenomenal Self, a guide to
empowering young career women to achieve their desired success
and an Amazon bestseller. Currently, she serves on the national board
of the YWCA USA and the local boards of Cheekwood, Leadership
Nashville Alumni Association, the Founders’ Advisory Board of Studio
Bank, and Chair’s the Board of the YWCA of Nashville & Middle
Rita splits her time between Nashville, TN and New York City, providing
her convenient access to both domestic and international travel.