National Bank of Arizona Executive Selected for Prestigious International Women’s Forum Fellows Program

National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) is proud to announce that Lesli Pintor, senior vice president and regional commercial manager, has been selected for the distinguished International Women’s Forum (IWF) Fellows Program 2014-2015. Pintor is one of 36 high performing and high potential women across the world to be accepted into the prestigious leadership program.

The IWF Fellows Program is regarded as the leading women’s development program in the world today, providing emerging women leaders with multi-disciplinary training aimed at developing leadership and strategic management capabilities. Pintor was selected to participate based on her exemplary leadership both at NB|AZ and in the community. In addition to her pivotal role in commercial lending, Pintor is passionate about mentoring the next generation of business leaders, particularly women, and is the leader of the bank’s Tucson Women’s Financial Group (WFG). She also actively volunteers with many community organizations including the YWCA, Girl Scouts of America, Tucson Commercial Real Estate Women and the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.

“Being selected for the program is a thrilling opportunity and I’m honored to participate over the next year,” Pintor said. “While I haven’t made any definite plans for how I will apply my learnings, I’m leaning toward furthering financial literacy for women, which is a cause close to my heart and deeply valued by NB|AZ.”

The IWF Fellows Program begins this month with one week of orientation and training in Atlanta, Georgia, along with the 2014 IWF World Leadership Conference and Gala. The program will reconvene in March 2015 for a week of executive education training at Harvard Business School in Massachusetts, concluding with a final week in France for the Women Leading Global Change Program.

Participants will be assigned a mentor and robust case studies to complete. They also will engage in various councils where they solve business challenges. Throughout the training, the class will be exposed to some of the greatest minds and leadership in the world. The women will conclude the program with a commitment to implementing what they’ve learned in their respective communities.

The selection process was extremely competitive, requiring an application, multiple letters of recommendation, a resume, biography and a letter of intent. Pintor was nominated for the IWF Fellows Program by president and CEO of NB|AZ Keith Maio.

“We are proud to have Lesli represent NB|AZ among such a highly-regarded assembly of international women,” Maio said. “This is an exciting honor for Lesli, and we are eager for her to apply her learnings to strengthening our financial literacy efforts within the community.”

For more information about NB|AZ, please visit www.nbarizona.com. For more information about the IWF Women’s Forum Fellows Program 2014-2105, please visit http://www.iwforum.org.

About National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ)
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. NB|AZ 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 70 branches of NB|AZ for local and personalized service from a loyal banking provider. For more information, visit www.nbarizona.com.

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