Sui Lang L. Panoke has been named senior vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion for Zions Bank. In this role, she is responsible for directing a strategic vision and DEI strategy, and delivering a plan of action to promote diversity, equity and inclusion across the bank and the communities it serves.
With two decades of experience as a speaker, consultant and advocate for social, racial and economic equality, Panoke’s social impact work has focused on diversifying political leadership and democratizing the media landscape by amplifying the voices of women, people of color, and emerging young leaders. Panoke founded the global training organization Rethink International, where she coached leaders in politics, business, government, higher education, nonprofits, international non-governmental organizations, and the media on topics including global leadership, diversity, inclusion, unconscious bias, personal empowerment and strategic communication.
Panoke serves on the board of trustees of the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association, the advisory board of YWCA’s Real Women Run Utah, and is an ambassador for the Utah Women and Leadership Project. She received a master’s degree in public administration from American University and a bachelor’s in political scien