Melisse Grey is responsible for Zions Bank’s consumer and small business products, including overseeing their regulatory compliance, profitability, competitiveness, and the market delivery and user experience of technology solutions. Because of the attractive consumer banking products Grey designed, Zions Bank has ranked in Money magazine’s “Best Banks in America” issues in 2012 and 2013.
Grey began her career with Zions Bank in 1992, opening the Park City Private Banking office. She then managed the bank’s Executive Banking division and went on to serve as a region president who managed 23 branches in Salt Lake County. She also has 9 years of experience teaching business at the college level and consulting with small business owners, entrepreneurs and executives on planning, financial analysis and market research.
Active in the community, Grey is a member of the United Way of Salt Lake’s Women’s Leadership Council. She also volunteers each year for the United Way’s Day of Caring and the Zions Bank Paint-a-Thon. She previously served on the Westminster College Foundation Board, including one year as its president. She has also been a Junior Achievement instructor, a DECA judge, and a Certified Volunteer Reading Tutor.
Grey served on the Utah Bankers Association Annual Convention Planning Committee in 1998, its Education Committee from 2001–03, and currently serves as vice chair and chair-elect of its Women in Banking Conference Committee.
She has been involved the bank’s companywide formal Mentor Program, and sits on the steering committee of Zions Bank Women’s Business Forum. She also chairs the bank’s Diversity Council, created to promote the inclusion and understanding of employees of diverse backgrounds and orientations.
Grey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah, with Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi status. She was Outstanding Scholar when she earned her MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Utah. She also graduated in the top 10 percent of her class from the Pacific Coast Banking School.
In October 2012 and 2013, Grey was listed in American Banker magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Banking” issue as a member of Zions Bank’s nationally top-ranked team of women bank executives.