DALLAS E. HAUN, CHAIRMAN
Dallas E. Haun is Chairman of Nevada State Bank, a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A. Mr. Haun took the reins of Nevada State Bank in 2007 as President, Chairman and CEO, bringing more than 30 years of strong commercial banking expertise and substantial managerial experience to his leadership position. Under Mr. Haun's leadership, Nevada State Bank was awarded the insured deposits of the failed Silver State Bank in September 2008, as well as those of the failed Great Basin Bank of Nevada in 2009. He also spearheaded the reorganization of the bank into five lines of business – retail, real estate, small business, commercial, and private banking – enabling Nevada State Bank to better serve the needs of each client group.
Prior to joining Nevada State Bank, Mr. Haun served as executive vice president for a major southern California bank, where he was also on the bank's executive committee. In that position, he managed 12 regional centers, handling commercial and private banking throughout California. Mr. Haun began his banking career in Michigan, but soon came west and spent 20 years with a bank in southern California, eventually serving as president and chief operating officer.
A graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in finance, Haun received his postgraduate degree from the University of Washington's Pacific Coast Banking School. He also completed the Executive Program at the Anderson School of Business at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Mr. Haun currently serves on the board of directors for Three Square and is a commissioner for the Nevada Commission on Tourism. He was recently appointed to the Clark County Stadium Authority Board by Governor Brian Sandoval. He is also a member of the UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees. In 2015, he was honored by the March of Dimes as the first Nevadan to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, one of only 200 given by the national organization. An advocate of education, Mr. Haun is actively involved in Nevada State Bank's partnership with Ruby Thomas Elementary School in Las Vegas, as well as the bank's relationship with Communities in Schools of Nevada and Nevada Succeeds.