Bank of Utah announced hiring industry veteran, Phill Wright, to serve as a vice president and mortgage area manager at the bank’s new Bountiful branch.

Wright is an accomplished senior executive, with more than 30 years of success in the financial and mortgage industries. Throughout his career, Wright has held leadership positions and been a top producer at various financial institutions including mortgage companies, banks, savings and loans and a credit union.

“Bank of Utah is very fortunate to bring Phill on board,” said Douglas L. DeFries, Bank of Utah president. “He has consistently served as a leader in the mortgage industry, including being president of mortgage companies. He’ll bring a lot of knowledge and depth to our Bountiful branch.”

Wright has also served several years as a senior chair member within a political organization, as a board member of a non-profit veteran’s charity, and as a motivational speaker and trainer. Wright majored in communication and media studies at Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Shaun, have been married since 1982, and they have seven children and eight grandchildren. He is active in his church and community and is a published author of two best-selling novels.