Jennifer Smith is Zions Bancorporation’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Operations Officer. As a member of the company’s executive committee, she drives transformative technology initiatives, at enterprise scale, for long-term customer value.
In 2006, Jennifer joined Zions as the Chief Audit Executive after holding various positions at Wells Fargo from 1995-2006. She holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in economics from the University of Utah.
Jennifer’s work has been recognized by various industry organizations. Most recently she was awarded YWCA of Utah’s Outstanding Leadership Award in Social and Business Innovation. She was also honored as one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2021, 2022 and 2023; won the Women Tech Council’s Technology Leadership award in 2018. In 2013, she was globally selected as an International Women’s Forum Leadership Fellow; the following year, she was selected to the first cohort of Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders.
Jennifer is committed to serving her community. She is the chair of University of Utah’s College of Social and Behavioral Science Advancement Board; a member of Utah State University’s Data Analytics and Information Systems advisory board; a member of the Children’s Center of Utah’s Board; and, previously held positions on both the YWCA of Utah’s and United Way of Greater Salt Lake’s board of directors.