A. Scott Anderson is the president and chief executive officer of Zions First National Bank, a division of ZB, N.A., with $18.4 billion in assets (as of 9/30/15). A native of Salt Lake City, Anderson joined Zions Bank in December of 1991 as executive vice president of Retail Banking. In this position he was responsible for the growth and operation of the bank’s branch network throughout Utah and Idaho, as well as overseeing other consumer and small business banking activities. He assumed his current responsibilities as president and CEO of Zions Bank on January 20, 1998.
Prior to joining Zions, Anderson spent 17 years with Bank of America in San Francisco. While at Bank of America, Anderson held a number of positions including: Merchant Banking officer, investment officer, high-tech lending specialist, commercial lending officer, Business Banking manager and manager of the San Francisco main office. He also spent seven years working in Bank of America’s Asia Division, headquartered in Tokyo.
Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics from Columbia University and a master’s degree in economics and international studies from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Active in community affairs, Anderson serves as a board member for several nonprofit organizations. He is currently the chair of the board of directors of World Trade Center Utah and the chair of the board of directors of Intermountain Healthcare, a non-profit healthcare system that is the largest healthcare provider in the Intermountain West.