Luz Escamilla

Advisory Board Member

Senator Luz Escamilla holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Utah.

In 2008, she became the first Latina elected to the Utah State Senate and the first immigrant elected to the Utah State Legislature. She is serving her third term in the Utah State Senate after being reelected in 2012 and 2016. Senator Escamilla serves in the Senate leadership team as the Senate Minority Whip. 

In 2005 she was appointed by Governor Jon Huntsman as the first Director for the State Office of Ethnic Affairs. She currently works as Vice President for Zions Bank in the Community Development Group representing Zions Bank in community and business relationships across the state of Utah and Idaho. At Zions Bank, she has worked as Director for the Business Resource Center, as well as the Hispanic/Latino Market Manager.