National Bank of Arizona Announces Executive Leadership Promotions

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2015) - National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ), the state's largest community bank, announced today that Mark Young, Executive Director of Commercial Real Estate, has been appointed President and CEO of National Bank of Arizona, and a new member of Zions Bancorporation's Executive Management Committee.

An experienced consumer, commercial and real estate banking professional, Young arrived in Arizona in 1982 and served in various leadership roles with Valley National Bank and Bank One. Young joined NB|AZ parent company Zions Bancorporation in 1998 and has been a member of the NB|AZ Executive Committee since 2011. He has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Southern California, and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University.

Young takes the reins from Keith Maio who has been named as the Chief Banking Officer for Zions Bancorporation and will remain as NB|AZ Chairman of the Board.

"I am proud to be entrusted with the leadership of Arizona's premier relationship bank," said Young. "Over the last 23 years, Keith Maio has helped define the way we do business. I am committed to upholding that vision and look forward to working with our 800+ employees across Arizona to expand our unique brand of banking."

NB|AZ also announced the promotion of Curtis Hansen to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Hansen joined NB|AZ in 1998 and has served as Executive Director of Wholesale Banking since 2010. Prior to joining NB|AZ, Hansen was a Relationship Manager in Commercial and Industrial Lending at National City Bank and Bank One. Curt has a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University, an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University and graduated with honors from the Pacific Coast Banking School in 2007, where he was awarded the Kermit O. Hanson Award of Excellence.

"National Bank of Arizona has a 30-year history of developing talented bankers and promoting them into leadership positions," said Maio. "Both Mark and Curt embody our core values and are committed to the people and businesses of Arizona. We believe our clients are best served when leadership is local and focused on the customers and communities we serve."

About National Bank of Arizona

With a smart approach to financing, National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) understands the entrepreneurial spirit of Arizona business. Founded in Tucson in 1984, NB|AZ is a full-service community bank offering unique business and personal financial solutions that help customers manage and grow their bottom line. With more than $4.5 billion in assets, NB|AZ is backed by the strength of Zions Bancorporation, one of the top 20 domestic bank holding companies in the U.S. with total assets of $53 billion. NBAZ operates branch locations in more than 50 communities supporting the vision of successful individuals and businesses throughout the state of Arizona. Stop by any of the more than 65 branches of NBAZ for local and personalized service from a loyal banking provider. For more information, visit

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