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Jones joins Zions Bank’s wealth management team in Jackson

Brian Jones has joined Zions Bank as a wealth advisor based in Jackson, Wyo.

In his new role, Jones will provide wealth management services to clients in the Jackson region, a Zions news release said. He is based at the bank’s Jackson branch located at 25 Willow St.

Jones brings more than 35 years of banking experience to the position, including roles as an investment adviser, trust department manager and senior trust officer. He earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business/finance from Colorado State University.

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Leadership Idaho Agriculture announces Class 38 participants

The Leadership Idaho Agriculture Foundation has announced its participants in Class 38.

Four people from eastern Idaho have been selected from agriculture and agribusiness organizations to participate in the class sessions to be held throughout the next four months.

Class members will hear over 60 different speakers, participate in tours, have speaking opportunities and experience personal growth situations which will better prepare them for leadership opportunities in the agriculture industry and rural communities.

The Leadership Idaho Agriculture program is designed to “enhance the leadership, personal development and awareness of agriculture for each participant,” a Foundation news release said. Since 1985, more than 930 people have graduated from the statewide program. Sessions will be held in Moscow, Pocatello, Twin Falls and Boise, with graduation in February.

The local participants are: Adam Clark, Menan; Brian Dixon, Idaho Falls; Jaimi Stokes, Idaho Falls; and Jake Zollinger, Challis.

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Local banker honored for ‘Excellence in Finance’

Chris Hayward of Zions Bank was named to the Idaho Business Review’s “Excellence in Finance” list and honored at a special event in Boise in August.

Hayward, vice president and commercial relationship manager, was one of 16 people selected to receive the award, which “celebrates individuals shaping Idaho’s business economy through their outstanding fiscal accomplishments, leadership and community involvement,” a Zions news release said.

In her position with Zions Bank, which she has held since 2013, Hayward is responsible for providing commercial, agricultural and consumer loans throughout eastern Idaho. Prior to that, she managed Zions Bank’s Women’s Financial Group and was manager of Zions Bank’s Rigby financial center. With more than 43 years of banking expertise, she graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School in 2008.

Active in the community, Hayward has served on the board of the Rigby Chamber of Commerce as treasurer since 1988. She also served on the board for the Snake River Animal Shelter. She is a native of Rigby.