Kathy Wills

Name: Kathy Wills

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Age: 46.4 (exact median age of a Scottsdale citizen!)

Title: Senior Vice President/Private Banker at MidFirst Bank

Married/Single: Married 21 years to the best husband in the world!

Kids: 16 year old daughter Holly who is smarter than I’ll ever be

City you live in: I’m a native of Scottsdale, AZ – it’s the best!

A typical day in my life includes…

early wakeup and workout, meetings with clients and non-profit involvement, dinner with my family and relaxation at night – paperwork, reading or wine with friends!

I was born…

in a hurry (and a month early to prove it).

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the outdoors all year round – hiking, lake time, skiing, etc.

I’m listening to…

Pink Martini – see them if you have a chance!

My family…

is everything.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – a true class act.

One thing I cannot live without…

Orbit white gum and lip gloss (okay two things).

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

anything but a Banker, lol!

I’m inspired by…

individuals who give to their community on their own time to make it a better place for everyone to live.

The one person who motivates me is…

my husband Michael. He reminds me constantly to have balance.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

to cure cancer.

The perfect day would be…

travelling the world with my family in a brand new city I’ve never been to before.

My first job was…

at Dillards making $3.35/hour.

My favorite escape…

wine country in our motor home.

My life…

rocks! It’s full of celebrations and fun!

I’m currently working on…

chairing the Board of Trustees for Scottsdale Arts and enjoying learning about the interworking’s of the city and all things arts in Scottsdale!

Always…

give back.

Never…

burn bridges.

Favorite Quote…

Work hard play hard.”

Biggest Dream…

to have more hours in a day, there’s a lot to do!

My Pet Peeve(s)…

laziness.

More about Kathy…

Kathy joined MidFirst Private Bank in January 2008. Prior to joining Midfirst, Kathy spent 4 years at Compass’ Private Bank and over 11 years with Bank One (now JP Morgan). As Senior Vice President and Private Banker for MidFirst, she is responsible for managing an affluent client base in metro Phoenix. She delivers services to high net worth clients and their businesses such as wealth planning, investment management, customized lending, private trust and private banking services.

Kathy has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Kathy is currently a member of the Scottsdale Community College Presidents Advisory Committee and is a member of National Charity League and Past Tea Chair. Kathy is involved as Past President (2014) and the past Treasurer (2011) of Arizona Business Leadership in Phoenix and was their Awards Event Chair in 2015.   Kathy is a past Board Member, VP of Finance, Strategic Plan Committee Chair and “Cheers to 10 Years” Fundraiser Event Chair for Cortney’s Place Foundation in Scottsdale.

Kathy participated on event committees for Banner Foundation in 2014 and was a member of the DC Ranch Country Club Membership and Finance committees 2010-2013. Kathy is a Past Chair for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Auxiliary Board (2008) and is a member of the National Advisory Committee for TGen Foundations’ pancreatic cancer research and has Chaired their annual 5k fundraiser 2012-2013. Kathy is a native of Scottsdale, married 21 years, has one daughter and enjoys golf, skiing, hiking, philanthropy and travel.

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