Lori Chillingworth serves as Executive Vice President of Zions Bank’s Small Business Division. She oversees loan approval and management of the bank’s $845 million portfolio of commercial loans under $1 million, including the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) guaranteed loan program.
Throughout her tenure she has played a key role in Zions Bank’s ranking as the No. 1 SBA 7(a) lender for the past 20 consecutive years in Utah, and for the past 12 consecutive years in Idaho. She was honored as the “2009 Small Business Financial Services Champion of the Year” in SBA’s Region XIII.
Known throughout the industry for her experience in the small business, Chillingworth was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Government from 2007-2013. She has participated in roundtables hosted by the SBA Administrator and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in 2011 and 2010, respectively.
An active community volunteer, she has served as chair of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. As part of this role she is helping the organization launch the Women’s Leadership Institute. She previously served as a board member for the Salt Lake Community College Foundation, 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 five times in U.S. Banker magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Banking” issue, ranking among its “25 Women to Watch” list. She was also honored as a member of Zions’ “Top Team” of women senior leaders six times. Most recently, she was awarded the “2015 Community Impact Award” from American Banker Magazine for her accomplishments with women in banking and her role in the community.
As a nominated member of the International Women’s Forum for 2014-2015, Lori joins with 35 prominent women from around the globe to exchange ideas, review business case studies, and inspire leadership.
She has her degree from the Pacific Coast Banking School and attended the American Institute of Banking and the Northwestern Bank Leadership Programs.
Combined with her community and international involvement, Chillingworth is helping to mentor aspiring women as future leaders in business.