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2014 Distinguished Banker Award: Louise P. Kelly

Posted September 15, 2014 by EnerBank USA

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The Utah Bankers Association has bestowed its highest honor, “The Distinguished Banker Award,” on Louise P. Kelly, President & CEO of EnerBank USA, in recognition of her active leadership in Utah’s and the nation’s banking industry and her exceptional community service. The presentation was made at the association’s annual convention.

Louise P. Kelly is the founding executive of EnerBank USA, established in Salt Lake City in 2002, as the only bank in the country to exclusively serve the home improvement lending market with unsecured loans. This is a niche market she pioneered; it was a new concept, new to the banking industry, and new to Utah.

According to UBA President Howard Headlee, “The growth and success of the bank is a tribute to Louise’s visionary, sales-oriented leadership. Not only did she lead the strategic process to create and build the bank, she engaged in every detail of its operation down to the writing of the materials used to engage customers.”

Kelly was Chairman of the Bankers Association, President of the Utah Association of Financial Services, and Vice President on the National Association of Industrial Bankers. Her efforts on behalf of the industry during the Dodd-Frank debates had a significant impact on the shape of several proposals. Kelly was recently invited to take a highly coveted seat on its Government Relations Council, the body which establishes the industry’s position and priorities in Washington D.C.

She has been an active volunteer, mentor and board member for People Helping People, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of children living in poverty by teaching low-income women how to earn a living wage.

To read the article published by the Utah Bankers Association please click here. (See page 6 of the online magazine for the article.)