L. Kelly Peterson is executive vice president of Real Estate Banking at Zions Bank. He oversees the bank’s commercial real estate division, directing and coordinating lending and loan servicing activities in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.
Peterson previously served as senior director of the bank’s Commercial Real Estate Banking Group, where he managed all aspects of commercial real estate lending, including loan recommendations, loan production, and credit policies and procedures.
Before joining Zions Bank in 2014, Peterson managed Bank of America’s commercial real estate banking division in Nevada. He has also served as an executive advisor for East West Bancorp, Inc., of California.
With 30 years in the banking industry, Peterson has successfully led diversification and market expansion efforts, managed loan portfolio risks during challenging economic times, and overseen integration initiatives during several mergers.
Peterson received an MBA from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He is a graduate of University of Washington’s Pacific Coast Banking School and has a Certificate of Management Excellence from Harvard Business School.
Peterson and his wife, Shari, have four children.