The Asset of Human Capital:

Developing Leaders and Growing Talent is Good Business

In this show Jennifer Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Zions Bancorporation, joins us to discuss four important topics:

  • Developing yourself as a leader.
  • Understanding how diversity and inclusion improves business.
  • Effective leadership for the modern age.
  • What you will need to succeed as a leader in the future.

Jennifer Smith is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Zions Bancorporation. Smith previously served as director of Enterprise Operations and her responsibilities include executive leadership for the Customer Care Centers, as well as all Deposit, Treasury, and Lending Operations for Zions Bancorporation. Before joining the Enterprise Operations team, Jennifer was Zions Bancorporation’s Director of Internal Audit reporting directly to the audit committee of the board of directors.

Prior to joining Zions in 2006, she held various positions at Wells Fargo & Company from 1995-2006, including Senior Vice President Operations Risk Management and Senior Vice President and Director of Technology and Operations Audit.  She holds an honors B.A. degree and M.S. degree in economics from the University of Utah.  Jennifer has received several business honors, including being named one of the top “40 Business Leaders under 40” by Utah Business magazine in 2010.  In 2011, she was named as a member of 1 of 4 top U.S. banking teams, in American Banker’s “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” edition and one of the top “30 Business Women to Watch” by Utah Business magazine in 2012.  In 2012, she was named an International Women’s Forum leadership fellow.

Jennifer has a commitment to community service.   She has been an active leader in United Way’s collective impact initiatives creating improved community outcomes in education, health, and income.   She is a member of the YWCA of Utah’s Board of Directors and has previously held positions on the United Way’s board of directors and as a chair of their Women’s Leadership Council. She is an active Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Utah mentor.  In 2011 she received the Women’s Philanthropic Network’s Member of the Year award, and United Way’s Heart and Hands award.  Jennifer, her husband, 17 year old daughter, and 14 year old son live in the mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah.

We welcome Jennifer Smith to Leaders247.