Lisa Jehl was born and raised in Memphis. After completing her degree from the University of Missouri, she returned home to begin her career of more than 30 years with First Tennessee Bank, where she serves as Commercial Credit Risk Executive. Jehl and her husband recently became empty-nesters and moved downtown.
Jehl serves as the executive sponsor and strong supporter of First Tennessee Bank’s Women’s Initiative, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. She has served as a board member and Treasurer for the Junior League of Memphis, and now serves as a sustainer member of its Investment Committee. Jehl is an active member of the Church of the Holy Communion, serving as Vestry member, Treasurer and current Chair of the Endowment Committee.
Why She Got Involved
Jehl chose to serve on the board because she has a deep passion for Memphis and knows that having a world-class health system like Regional One Health is critical to our city. Jehl commented, “It’s important to me to be involved and direct my energy to things that are having a positive, long-term impact on our city. That is why I am excited to be hands-on with an organization like Regional One Health Foundation that not only meets the needs of those who can pay, but cares for the underserved in our community that might not otherwise get the help they need.”
”There is so much good taking place at Regional One Health that I just had to be involved,” added Jehl. “Dr. Reginald Coopwood, Regional One Health’s CEO, is an amazing visionary and has done an outstanding job of raising the service level and reputation of the healthcare system. As a member of the board, I hope to help promote a better understanding of all the ways Regional One Health serves our community. Some Memphians may be unaware of the many critical services offered and all the amazing research that takes place at Regional One Health every day. Many people in our community have been touched by their life-saving work in one way or another.”