The American Bankers Association has elected A. Scott Anderson as its chair for the 2021/22 association year, following the election that took place in Tampa, Florida.
Anderson is president and CEO of Zions Bank, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City. The bank has operations in 122 locations, as well as online and mobile banking across Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.
“Banks are tremendously important to their customers and communities, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent our industry as we navigate critical challenges in the year ahead,” said Anderson. “I look forward to working with my colleagues across the country to make sure banks of all sizes can continue to support the nation’s recovery from the pandemic and drive economic growth.”
In addition to his role as CEO at Zions Bank, which he has held since 2018, Anderson serves on the boards of the University of Utah’s Kem C Gardner Policy Institute, the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, Envision Utah and Silicon Slopes.
He is a board member of the Business Committee for the Arts and the Kennedy Center National Committee for the Performing Arts.
“With more than four decades of banking experience, Anderson is ideally suited to represent America’s banks and their two million employees at this critically important time,” said Rob Nichols, ABA president and CEO. “His knowledge of the industry, deep appreciation for the importance of ABA advocacy, and personal commitment to ABA priorities including enhancing diversity at banks and expanding financial inclusion make him a perfect choice to lead the association at this moment.”
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