Lori Chillingworth has served as executive vice president of Zions Bank’s Small Business Division since June 2010. She oversees loan approval and management of the bank’s portfolio of commercial loans under $500 thousand, including the US Small Business Administration (SBA) guaranteed loan program. Prior to this position, she was senior vice president and director of business banking. She has played a key role in Zions Bank’s ranking as the number 1 SBA 7(a) lender in Utah and Idaho. She was honored as the 2010 Small Business Financial Services Champion of the Year in SBA’s Region XIII.
In 1997, Chillingworth was hired as the founding manager of the Zions Bank Women’s Financial Group. Under her leadership, Zions Bank’s Women’s Financial Group was honored to receive the 1998 Advisory Council Award from the SBA for its contributions to women business owners. In 2001, the group was honored by the SBA as the Women in Business Advocate of the Year. Before joining Zions Bank, Chillingworth worked for Key Bank for 12 years.
She currently sits on the board of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders and is a member of its executive committee.
An active community volunteer, Chillingworth is the president of the Salt Lake Community College Foundation and has been a member of its executive committee for the past two years. She currently sits on the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Directors and on its executive board. She previously served as a board member for the Family Counseling Center, Pete Suazo Business Center and as a member of the Junior League of Salt Lake’s community advisory council.
Chillingworth has been recognized four times in US Banker magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Banking” issue, ranking among its “25 Women to Watch” list. She is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.
She was invited to participate in an SBA roundtable with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in February 2010.