EVP, Retail Banking, Zions First National Bank
LeeAnne Linderman says that the 16 years she spent working in department stores prepared her well for a career in banking. "By the time the merchandise hits the stores, you're already looking at the next two seasons out, and you're seeing where trends are going, beyond what's just hitting the stores. So your mind is always forward."
She says that learning how to anticipate trends has given her an edge in the banking industry where consumers and businesses are changing their behavior rapidly. She oversees all client-facing channels at Zions, including its 126 branches, online and mobile banking, and ATMs.
As one of the top female executives at Zions, Linderman has been instrumental in developing mentoring groups for the women who work there. In 2007, she helped found the Zions Bank Women's Business Forum, a group of officers from throughout Utah and Idaho who meet quarterly to discuss career development and leadership issues.