Aimee Smith is Senior Vice President and Enterprise Architecture Manager for Zions Bancorporation. In this role, she leads a team of enterprise architects in creating and implementing sustainable modernization strategies for critical banking systems.
Aimee is instrumental in and has a unique “lead from the side” approach in working with teams, peers, and leadership in major technology changes within the Bancorporation. This includes supporting a major overhaul of the company’s core technology, the largest project in its history. She was also part of the core delivery team that modernized Zions’ digital account opening solution, which was recognized with a Celent Model Bank award for best practices in technology.
Aimee discovered her aptitude for technology when as a young mom she enrolled in a technical certification program and was subsequently hired in a call center offering technical support. Over the past 23 years, she has led information technology transformations, data center consolidations, and business solution enterprise architecture for various organizations.
Since joining Zions in 2013, Aimee has helped the company adopt new services and digital offerings to improve everyday interactions with consumers. She has worked with business and executive leaders to engage in a digital transformation roadmap, which is aggressively reengineering the company’s foundational fabric.
Aimee received a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity and quality assurance from Western Governors University and is pursuing a master’s in information systems at the University of Utah.
Committed to bettering her industry and community, Aimee volunteers with The Road Home, and participates in Zions Bank’s annual Paint-a-Thon service project. She is passionate about mentorship and regularly volunteers in elementary schools to teach computer coding to students.
Aimee feels her biggest accomplishment is her family and enjoys seeing her two children find passion and talents and understand how technology plays a crucial role in bettering everyday tasks.