Douglas L. DeFries, Bank of Utah's President and CEO, was recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of the most influential business leaders in Utah in 2022.

DeFries is a standout because of his unique blend of industry expertise and his ability to lead and influence others with heart. DeFries has always led Bank of Utah successfully with his business and banking acumen. He also has a knack for developing strong relationships with those around him — a quality that has positively impacted customers, clients, community members and colleagues over the years.

DeFries has truly distinguished himself as a tremendous example of what a bank leader should be. He emphasizes the importance of great banking service while also encouraging his employees to go beyond the job and help their communities, neighbors and colleagues.

We congratulate him on this honor.