Scott Anderson is president and chief executive officer of Zions First National Bank. Zions Bank is Utah’s oldest financial institution and is the only local bank with a statewide distribution of branches. Zions operates 107 full service branches throughout Utah and 25 full service branches in Idaho. In addition to a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions offers a comprehensive array of investment, mortgage, and insurance services and has a network of loan origination offices for small businesses, nationwide. Founded in 1873, Zions Bank has been serving the communities of the Intermountain West for more than 135 years.
A native of Salt Lake City, Anderson joined Zions Bank in December of 1991 as executive vice president of Retail Banking. In this position, he was responsible for the growth and operation of the bank’s branch network throughout Utah and Idaho, as well as overseeing other consumer and small business banking activities. He assumed his current responsibilities as president and CEO of Zions Bank on January 20, 1998.
Prior to joining Zions, Anderson spent 17 years with Bank of America in San Francisco. While at Bank of America, Anderson held a number of positions including: merchant banking officer, investment officer, high-tech lending specialist, commercial lending officer, business banking manager and manager of the San Francisco main office. He also spent seven years working in Bank of America’s Asia division, headquartered in Tokyo.
Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics from Columbia University in New York. He also received a master’s degree in economics and international studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.