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  • Tuesday, February 28th, 2023
  • Noon to 1:00 p.m

Throughout this year, our Zions Community Speaker Series will center around the theme “Honoring Our History, Investing in Our Future.” In honor of Black History Month, our February speaker series will feature Black pioneers leading in the arts, education, government, business, and entrepreneurship in the communities that we serve. Tune in to listen and learn as each guest shares their story of the history behind their work, their careers, and their communities and how their journeys have paved a path to invest in our future.


  • Welcome: Scott Anderson, President and CEO, Zions Bank
  • Moderator: Sui Lang L. Panoke, SVP, Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Zions Bank
  • Mauli Bonner, Co-Founder/Director, Lift Up Voices, Producer/Director, His Name is Greenflake
  • Marcus Jones, President, Miss Essie’s Southern BBQ
  • Meligha Garfield, M.P.A., Director of The Black Cultural Center, University of Utah
  • Cleopatra Balfour, Program Manager, Economic Development, Salt Lake County
  • Cherie Buckner-Webb, Founder and Principal, Sojourner Coaching

You can register here.