Ezra K. Nilson, president of Woodside Homes, has been elected to the northern Utah regional board of directors of Key Bank of Utah, according to Ross E. Kendell, president.

Kendell believes Nilson's experience in construction, land development, investment banking and financial consulting will be valuable to the board. Nilson has worked for Smith, Barney & Co., Bechtel Corp. and the Centurian Development Co., where he was general manager.He founded Woodside Homes in 1977 and has developed land and built homes in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah counties. In 1986 he founded Atherton Construction, which is fulfilling contracts in California, Colorado and Montana.