Kathy Hillis has been appointed vice president and business development manager for women's banking services at First Security Bank of Utah. She'll also direct the bank's community relations.

"Traditionally, women have been underserved and have not been given the attention they need by their financial institutions," said Hillis.Ed Kleyn, First Security's regional president for intermountain community banking, said Hillis' appointment is the first step in the bank's enhanced commitment to women clients. Hillis said the women's banking services effort initially is tailored to meet the needs of professional and mature women and women business owners.