Mike Terry, Deseret News
Harris Simmons, CEO and president of Zions Bancorporation, at the new Zions Bank Financial Center in Provo May, 14, 2010. Simmons has been appointed as a member of the State Board of Regents.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Harris H. Simmons as a member of the State Board of Regents.

Simmons, the chairman, president and CEO of Zions Bancorporation, replaces Salt Lake attorney David Jordan.

“With decades of experience in both business and the community, Harris brings valuable knowledge of what the state of Utah needs to thrive,” Herbert said. “This insight will be invaluable in promoting educational opportunities that enrich our students and ultimately grow our economy.”

Simmons has served as chairman of the Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks campaign. He also serves on the board of directors for Questar Corporation and the National Life Group. He is a past chairman of the American Bankers Association.