Zions Bank CEO Scott Anderson to Join USHCC CEO Panel Series

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced today that Scott Anderson, President & CEO of Zions First National Bank, will join the USHCC's "CEO Panel Series: A Dialogue with Corporate Leaders" during its 2014 National Convention on September 22nd in Salt Lake City, Utah. Anderson will be joined by Marcelo Claure, President & CEO of Sprint Corporation, Joe Alvarado, CEO & Chairman of Commercial Metals Company, Jonathan Johnson, Executive Vice Chairman of Overstock.com, and Steve Clemons, Editor-At-Large of The Atlantic Magazine, who will serve as moderator.

The USHCC CEO Panel Series brings together industry leaders from diverse sectors to engage in a candid, revealing, and informative discussion on management style, leadership philosophies, business best practices, and their economic outlook in today's global market. Prior panelists include Edward Rust, Chairman & CEO of State Farm, Tim Leiweke, CEO of AEG, George Halvorson, Chairman & CEO of Kaiser Permanente, Anne Sweeney, President of Disney/ABC Television and Matt Rose, Chairman of BNSF Railways.

"We are thrilled to have Scott Anderson participate in this year's CEO Panel Series. Mr. Anderson has been with Zions Bank for over two decades and his institutional knowledge of the financial industry is unmatched. For a business community that often struggles to secure access to capital through banks and credit unions, the wisdom that Mr. Anderson can impart to our membership is absolutely paramount," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "We believe our members will benefit greatly from the lessons of his career, but also from the content of his character. Mr. Anderson joins a proud tradition of iconic panelists who have taken this stage before, and the USHCC is honored to have him share his insights with our constituency."

Scott Anderson has led Zions Bank for 23 years. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Zions has undergone tremendous growth during Anderson's tenure as a major contributor in communities across the Western United States. The company donates millions of dollars each year to sponsorships, charities, scholarships, housing initiatives, and community business development. In 2013 alone, the bank supported over 800 local organizations, an effort that continues to uphold the company's slogan, "We haven't forgotten who keeps us in business."

"On all fronts, Scott Anderson and Zions have distinguished themselves throughout the Midwest for their pioneering work in the banking industry," said USHCC Chairman Marc Rodriguez. "Our members will gain a depth of knowledge to use in their own communities after hearing from Mr. Anderson."

Zions Bank received numerous recognitions in the past year. CNNMoney listed Zions as one of "The Best Banks in America," and the company also received 12 Greenwich Associates Excellence Awards. Zions is the top provider of SBA Loans in Utah and Idaho, a position is has held for 20 and 12 consecutive years respectively. It was also recognized by American Banker Magazine as one of the top 4 in the nation for its inclusion of women on the executive level. Additionally, the Better Business Bureau honored Zions Bank with the 2013 Torch Award of Ethics.

For more information about the USHCC National Convention in Salt Lake City and the CEO Panel please visit www.ushccconvention.com.

About Zions Bank

Zions Bank is a subsidiary of Zions Bancorporation, one of the nation's premier financial services companies, consisting of a collection of great banks in select Western U.S. markets. Zions operates its banking businesses under local management teams and community identities in 11 Western and Southwestern states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $468 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 220 major corporations.

CONTACT: Ammar Campa-Najjar Associate Director of Communications 619-721-5148Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce