Zions Women Featured as ‘Top Team’

Annual American Banker Awards

Heidi Prokop | Photos courtesy of Zions Bank Jan 9, 2019
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Women from throughout Zions Bancorporation represent the Top Banking Team including Heidi Prokop, Jennifer Johnston, Jill Bell, Dianne James, Shannon Drage, Jennifer Smith, Jan Mitrovich, Teresa McLeod, Beth Whisamore, Stephanie Horne Clark and Barbara Yastine.

American Banker magazine’s October 2018 “Most Powerful Women in Banking” issue listed Zions Bancorporation among one of five Top Banking Teams in the nation. 

Women comprise 51 percent of Zions Bancorporation’s corporate officer positions, and female executives make up 21 percent of the company’s executive management committee. Nineteen women from across the $65 billion-in-assets company are listed as team members to represent all female employees for this award.

The magazine also lists Zions Bancorporation Chief Information Officer Jennifer Smith as No. 21 on its “25 Women to Watch List,” highlighting her leadership managing 20 percent of the company’s workforce and her role in the company’s core banking systems replacement project. In addition, the magazine’s BankThink op-ed features retired Enterprise Retail Banking Executive Vice President LeeAnne Linderman’s thoughts on why workplace diversity is a men’s issue.

“I congratulate Zions Bancorporation for earning a Top Team in Banking award,” says American Banker Executive Editor Bonnie McGeer. “The women on this team play a significant role in the company’s performance. The initiatives that Zions has in place to foster the talent development and retention of high-performing women employees help it stand out.”

In 2011 and 2017, Zions Bancorporation was listed by the publication as a Top Team, and its affiliate Zions Bank has ranked six times as a Top Team.

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Zions Bancorporation Chief Information Officer Jennifer Smith is recognized by American Banker magazine as one of the "25 Women to Watch," ranking No. 21 on the list.
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Zions Bancorporation Chief Human Resources Officer Dianne James accepts the award for one of the "Most Powerful Women in Banking" Top Banking Teams from Ami Kaplan, senior partner and chairmain of Deloitte & Touche.

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