Alliance Bank Names Nancy Zezza as Divisional Chief Credit Officer
Alliance Bank of Arizona, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, announces Nancy Zezza as the new Divisional Chief Credit Officer. In her role, Zezza will be responsible for overseeing Alliance Bank of Arizona’s loan portfolio by managing risk and asset quality.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Nancy to the Alliance Bank of Arizona family,” said Don Garner, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Bank of Arizona. “With strong insights and a deep-seated understanding of our industry, I look forward to working with Nancy to grow our existing relationships and foster new connections within our state.”
With over 30 years of experience, Zezza is entrenched in the state’s banking community. By taking a balanced approach between growth and credit quality, she has led teams that have provided financial services and lending to Arizona-based businesses. Zezza also has deep industry experience in segment-specific initiatives including Gaming and Sovereign Nation lending.
“Throughout her career, Nancy has taken a solutions-based approach to meeting client’s complex banking and financing needs,” said Tim Bruckner, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Western Alliance Bank. “Her deep industry knowledge of key segments, along with diverse experience in mid-corporate, commercial, asset based lending and leveraged finance, makes her a valuable asset for Alliance Bank and its clients.”
Zezza also lends her time and professional talents to several nonprofits and business organizations, where she participates as a valued board member. Most notably, she served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Homeward Bound, which helps women and families of domestic violence find pathways out of poverty and homelessness from 2010-18. In June, she began serving on the board of Make-a-Wish Arizona. She is also a member of the Executive Board of the Arizona Business Leadership and an active member in several business groups including Financial Executives International, Association for Corporate Growth and the W.P. Carey Economic Club.
“Phoenix is a very open and dynamic market, and Alliance Bank of Arizona has played an instrumental role in helping the business community finance its growth,” said Zezza. “As Alliance Bank continues to expand, I’m eager to build upon the strategic risk management solutions and smart growth strategies for which we are known in the industry.”
Earning her Master of Business Administration in Finance from University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and her Bachelor of Policy and Management Studies, and Economics from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., Zezza also completed the Executive School of Management program at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas in Austin.
Alliance Bank of Arizona, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their growth ambitions. Founded in 2003, Alliance Bank of Arizona offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With 10 offices in Greater Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Arizona’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. Alliance Bank’s wide-ranging commitment to giving back to its communities earned the prestigious 2018 Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Phoenix Business Journal. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance is ranked #1 regional bank by S&P Global Market Intelligence for 2018 and in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for four consecutive years, 2016-2019.