Learn about the Team at Utah Transit Authority, including our Chief Financial Officer and Zions Public Finance- VP.

Vi Miller

Chief Financial Officer
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Brian Baker

Zions Public Finance- VP
(801) 844-7381

Mr. Baker has been the lead municipal advisor to the Utah Transit Authority for the past decade, and has over fifteen years of advisory experience.  In addition to UTA, he serves as advisor to a broad range of Utah clients including Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, Utah State University, Provo and Park Cities, Summit County, and the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District.  Since joining Zions, Mr. Baker has been involved in over 330 transactions totaling approximately $10 billion in par amount.

Mr. Baker is a registered municipal securities representative in the investment banking industry and holds a Series 52 securities license and a Series 50 Municipal Advisory license.  Mr. Baker is a 2004 graduate of the Brigham Young University MBA Program with an emphasis in finance, where he was the top student in his class and a recipient of the Hawes Scholarship.  He taught a class called “Finance for Administrators” as an adjunct professor in the BYU MPA program.

Previously, Mr. Baker earned his BA in English from BYU and spent three years in San Francisco working as a financial analyst in Institutional Equities for Goldman, Sachs & Co. In 2006 Mr. Baker wrote an article for the BYU Marriott School Alumni Magazine titled, “Principles of Investing,” that emphasized asset allocation and the importance of diversification in individual retirement portfolios.