Pub. 12 2024 Issue 1

Bankers on the Move


Bank of Utah

After a distinguished 43-year career in banking, including the past 15 years at Bank of Utah, Roger Christensen is retiring from his position as senior vice president of marketing, communications and business development. “Roger’s influence and dedication have played an instrumental role in the bank’s success during his tenure here. We deeply appreciate his years of service and the invaluable contributions that have fueled the bank’s growth,” said President Branden Hansen.

Cherie Hanson, a 10-year veteran with the bank, will take on the role of senior vice president of marketing and communications. With over three decades of marketing and communications experience, Hanson has played a vital role in shaping the bank’s brand identity and executing key campaigns.

Assuming responsibility for syndications and business development is Michael Asay, an industry veteran with 34 years of experience. Asay joined Bank of Utah in March 2023 as senior vice president and commercial lender. His background includes commercial and industrial lending to businesses, as well as commercial real estate lending to developers and investors.

Central Bank

Gavin Hales joins Central Bank as a loan officer in the Downtown Provo Office. With a background in commercial credit analysis, portfolio management and mortgage/TRID loan officer roles, Hales brings a wealth of experience to his new position.

Tyler Johnson has been hired as a loan officer at Central Bank’s Downtown Provo Office. With a background in commercial credit analysis and management, Tyler brings valuable expertise to his new role.

Brent Worthington joins Central Bank as a loan officer at their new Saratoga Springs office. Brent has been in banking for 16 years, and his experience will be of great value to customers.

Scott Preston has been hired as a loan officer at their Provo Riverside Office. Scott’s background in business and construction will bring valuable expertise to better serve clients.

Central Bank welcomes Melissa Hurren as an SBA officer at their Downtown Provo Office. With over 20 years of experience in commercial lending and SBA lending, Melissa’s expertise promises significant benefits for her clients.

Central Bank proudly announces Todd Stewart as the new head of the Treasury services, dedicated to assisting medium to large businesses with their cash management needs. With 13 years of experience, including roles as president of Utah Community Banking and chief credit officer at another Utah bank, Todd’s leadership will greatly enhance Central Bank’s offerings in this vital area.

D.L. Evans Bank

Doug Lund has been named vice president branch manager of the Orem branch. He has 17 years of banking experience, with the majority spent in business banking and commercial lending. Doug will oversee the operations of the branch while managing resources and staff, developing and attaining sales goals, delivering customer service and growing the location’s revenues.

Raymond Mudrow has been appointed mortgage loan officer at the South Ogden branch. He has over 30 years of banking experience, working in the legal department and helping customers with their residential and commercial loan needs. In this position, Raymond will initiate the mortgage process for potential clients, preparing, analyzing and verifying mortgage loan applications for the purchase or refinance of real estate.

State Bank of Southern Utah

Steve Hyde was appointed in January as the new HR director for State Bank of Southern Utah. Steve was previously an area operations manager at State Bank, overseeing the bank’s northern branches. With over 18 years of banking and management experience, Steve’s passion for working with people and cultivating a strong work culture has prepared him to take on this new leadership role.

Brandon Ipson is the newest Business Development Officer at State Bank of Southern Utah, serving in Washington County. Brandon joins the bank with extensive background and relationships in St. George, along with 10 years of banking experience.

Cameron Imlay

Justin Miller

Cameron Imlay and Justin Miller recently joined State Bank as commercial loan officers. Cameron’s background is in commercial underwriting and analysis in St. George. Justin is a recent MBA graduate and was also the starting quarterback for the SUU Thunderbirds.

TAB Bank

 Austin Strong

Tyler Heap

Following the decision of TAB Bank President and CEO Rick Bozzelli to retire, the Board of Directors has appointed Austin Strong, chief strategy officer, as the new CEO and Tyler Heap, chief credit officer, as president. This dual leadership structure is designed to continue TAB Bank toward sustained success, growth and innovation.

Terri Lins (not pictured) has been promoted to chief credit officer. Lins has been an integral part of the TAB Bank team for more than a decade, most recently serving as senior vice president and senior credit officer. As chief credit officer, Lins will oversee all aspects of the bank’s credit risk, including the special assets, underwriting and credit administration groups.

TAB Bank has promoted Justin Hatch to chief lending officer. Justin has been with TAB for over 15 years, serving most recently as senior vice president of commercial lending in the East region. As the chief lending officer, Justin will oversee the lending activities of TAB’s working capital lending products and commercial real estate. He will also assist product leaders with developing and implementing sales strategies that sustain the bank’s mission to “lift and empower” customers.

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