U.S. Bancorp's business is managed under the direction of the Board of Directors. We currently have 13 directors serving on our Board and all but
one of them are independent.
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Members of the Board of Directors Bios
|Richard K. Davis|
Director since 2006
Business Experience: Mr. Davis, 57, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Bancorp. He has served as Chairman since December 2007 and as Chief Executive Officer since December 2006. He also served as President from October 2004 until January 2016. He served as Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Bancorp from October 2004 until December 2006. Mr. Davis has held management positions with our company since joining Star Banc Corporation, one of our predecessors, as Executive Vice President in 1993.
- Xcel Energy Inc. since 2006 (Lead Director; Finance Committee)
- The Dow Chemical Company since 2015 (Audit Committee)
Skills and Qualifications: As Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Bancorp, Mr. Davis brings to all Board discussions and deliberations deep knowledge of the company and its business and is the voice of management on the Board. Mr. Davis also brings extensive leadership experience and industry knowledge to the Board gained as Chairman of the Financial Services Roundtable, as Chairman of The Clearing House, and as representative for the Ninth District of the Federal Reserve where he serves on its Financial Advisory Committee. Additionally, his service as lead director of the Xcel Energy board of directors broadens his experience of overseeing management in an industry subject to extensive regulation.
|Douglas M. Baker, Jr.|
Director since January 2008
Business Experience: Mr. Baker, 56, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ecolab Inc., a provider of water and hygiene services and technologies for the food, hospitality, industrial and energy markets. He has served as Chairman since May 2006 and Chief Executive Officer since July 2004. He served as President of Ecolab from 2002 until 2011. He joined Ecolab in 1989 and held various leadership positions within the company before being named President and Chief Operating Officer in 2002.
- Ecolab Inc. since February 2004 (Chairman; Safety, Health and Environment Committee)
- Target Corporation since 2013 (Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees)
Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Baker provides the valuable perspective gained from leading a company through the current economic and corporate governance environment as the CEO of an S&P 500 industrial company with global operations.
|Warner L. Baxter|
Director since 2015
Business Experience: Mr. Baxter, 53, is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ameren Corporation, a regulated electric and gas utility company serving customers in Missouri and Illinois. He has served in these positions since 2014. Mr. Baxter served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ameren Missouri from 2009 to 2014 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ameren Corporation from 2003 to 2009. In addition, he also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ameren Services from 2007 to 2009.
- Ameren Corporation since 2014 (Chairman)
- UMB Financial Corporation from 2013 to 2015
Skills and Qualifications:
- Chief Executive Officer Experience: Mr. Baxter’s experience as a current CEO of a Fortune 500 company provides valuable leadership insight to the Board
- Risk Management: As the current President and CEO of a company in a critical infrastructure industry, Mr. Baxter brings valuable risk management expertise to our Board of Directors
- Regulated Industry Expertise: As the current President and CEO of a company in a highly regulated industry, Mr. Baxter provides valuable perspective on regulatory and business challenges facing our company
- Financial Reporting and Accounting: Through his past experience as the CFO and Controller of a large publicly-traded company, Mr. Baxter brings extensive financial reporting and accounting expertise to our Board
|Arthur D. Collins, Jr.*|
Director since 1996
Business Experience: Mr. Collins, 67, is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc., a leading medical device and technology company, and, like U.S. Bancorp, an S&P 100 company. Mr. Collins served as Chairman of Medtronic from 2002 until August 2008 and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 until August 2007. Mr. Collins also served as Chief Operating Officer of Medtronic from 1994 to 1996 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1996 to 2002. Since April 2009, Mr. Collins has acted as a senior advisor for Oak Hill Capital Partners, which manages a private equity portfolio of over $8 billion of private equity capital, and over $20 billion of investment capital.
- Cargill, Incorporated since 2000 (Human Resources Committee Chair; Governance, Audit and Executive Committees)
- The Boeing Company since 2007 (Compensation Committee Chair; Governance, Organization and Nominating Committee)
- Alcoa Inc. since 2010 (Audit and Compensation and Benefits Committees)
- Medtronic, Inc. from 2002 to 2008
Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Collins’s experience at Medtronic and Oak Hill Capital gives him a broad perspective on a variety of business and financial issues that is valuable in his service on our Board. His experience on the boards of large public corporations has given him corporate governance expertise that is particularly valuable in his role as lead director of our Board. In addition, Mr. Collins’s experience on Cargill’s Board has provided direct financial services experience, as Cargill has a number of significant business segments in the financial services sector.
|Kimberly J. Harris|
Director since 2014
Business Experience:Ms. Harris, 50, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Puget Energy, Inc., an energy services holding company, and its subsidiary Puget Sound Energy, Inc., a utility company providing electric and natural gas service in the northwest United States. She has served in these positions since March 2011. Ms. Harris served as President of Puget Energy and Puget Sound Energy from July 2010 through February 2011 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Resource Officer from May 2007 until July 2010. Ms. Harris served as Senior Vice President Regulatory Policy and Energy Efficiency of these companies from 2005 until May 2007.
- Puget Energy, Inc. and Puget Sound Energy, Inc. since 2011
Skills and Qualifications: As the current President and Chief Executive Officer of a company in a heavily regulated, critical infrastructure industry, Ms. Harris brings valuable risk management, regulatory compliance and leadership experience to our Board of Directors.
|Roland A. Hernandez|
Director since 2012
Business Experience: Mr. Hernandez, 57, is the Founding Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Hernandez Media Ventures, a privately held company engaged in the acquisition and management of media assets. He has served in this capacity since January 2001. Mr. Hernandez served as Chairman of Telemundo Group, Inc., a Spanish-language television and entertainment company, from 1998 to 2000 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2000.
- MGM Resorts International since 2002 (Lead Director; Audit Committee Chair; Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee)
- Vail Resorts, Inc. since 2002 (Lead Director; Nominating and Governance Committee Chair; Executive and Audit Committees)
- Belmond Ltd. (formerly Orient Express Hotels Ltd.) since 2013 (Chairman)
- Sony Corporation from 2008 to 2013
- The Ryland Group, Inc. from 2001 to 2012
- Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to 2012
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. from 1998 to 2008
- Telemundo Group, Inc. from 1990 to 2000
Skills and Qualifications: As the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of a television and entertainment company, and through his experience on the Boards of MGM Resorts, Sony Corporation and Wal-Mart Stores, Mr. Hernandez has gained a broad understanding of the retail consumer particularly relevant to a major consumer bank such as U.S. Bank. In addition, with his extensive experience on the boards of large public corporations, Mr. Hernandez brings broad corporate governance expertise, along with significant knowledge of board operations, to our Board of Directors.
|Doreen Woo Ho|
Director since 2012
Business Experience: Ms. Woo Ho, 67, is a Commissioner of the San Francisco Port Commission, the governing board responsible for the San Francisco, California, waterfront adjacent to San Francisco Bay. She served as President of the Port Commission from January 2012 until January 2014 and has served as a Commissioner since May 2011. Ms. Woo Ho served as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Commercial Bank, a California commercial bank, from September 2009 to November 2009. She served as President of Community Banking at United Commercial from January 2009 to September 2009. Ms. Woo Ho served as Executive Vice President responsible for Enterprise Marketing at Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company, in 2008. She served as President of the Consumer Credit Group of Wells Fargo from 1998 to 2007. Ms. Woo Ho was also a member of the Wells Fargo Management Committee from 1999 to 2008.
Skills and Qualifications: Ms. Woo Ho’s over 35 years of commercial and consumer banking experience brings valuable industry experience and knowledge to U.S. Bancorp’s Board.
|Joel W. Johnson|
Director since 1999
Business Experience: Mr. Johnson, 71, is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hormel Foods Corporation, a food processing company, and serves as a director of the Hormel Foundation. Mr. Johnson served as Chairman of Hormel from 1995 through October 2006 and Chief Executive Officer from 1993 through December 2005. He served as President from 1992 until May 2004. He joined Hormel in 1991 as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing.
- Meredith Corporation since 1994 (Finance Committee Chair; Nominating/Governance Committee)
- Ecolab Inc. since 1996 (Audit Committee Chair; Governance Committee)
- Hormel Foods Corporation from 1991 to 2006
Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Johnson’s perspective as the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a multinational S&P 500 consumer products company is valuable to U.S. Bancorp, given its major consumer lines of business as well as businesses expanding outside U.S. markets.
|Olivia F. Kirtley|
Director since 2006
Business Experience: Ms. Kirtley, 64, a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant, is the President of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organization for the accountancy profession which facilitates the establishment of international auditing, ethics and education standards, and has served in that position since November 2014. She served as Deputy President of IFAC from 2012 to 2014. Ms. Kirtley has also served as a business consultant on strategic, risk and corporate governance issues since 2000. Ms. Kirtley brings extensive experience, expertise and insight to our Board in the areas of audit, risk management and corporate governance. In addition to her expertise in audit and tax issues developed in part as a senior manager at a predecessor to auditing firm Ernst & Young LLP, Ms. Kirtley also brings corporate management experience from her tenure at Vermont American Corporation, where she held the positions of Treasurer, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
- Res-Care, Inc. since 1998 (Audit Committee Chair; Governance & Nominating Committee)
- Papa Johns International, Inc. since 2003 (Audit Committee Chair; Compensation Committee)
- Lancer Corporation from 1999 to 2006
- Alderwoods Group, Inc. from 2002 to 2006
Skills and Qualifications: Ms. Kirtley’s excellence in her field has been recognized in her service as President of IFAC, and her past service as Chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Chair of the AICPA Board of Examiners. She also gained extensive audit, financial reporting, risk management and other experience as the Chief Financial Officer of an international company and Certified Public Accountant of a large international accounting firm. In addition, she brings to our Board and Governance Committee a deep understanding of a wide range of current governance issues gained by her work as a corporate governance consultant and a faculty member of The Conference Board Directors’ Institute.
|Karen S. Lynch |
Director since 2015
Business Experience: Ms. Lynch, 52, is the President of Aetna Inc., a diversified health care benefits company. She has served as President since 2014. She served as Executive Vice President of Aetna’s Local and Regional business from 2013 to 2014 and Executive Vice President of Aetna’s Specialty Products business from 2012 to 2013. Ms. Lynch served as President of Magellan Health Services Inc., a health care management company, from 2009 to 2012. Prior to joining Magellan Health, she served in various leadership roles at Cigna Corporation, a global health insurance service company, from 1999 to 2009.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Financial Services Industry Expertise: Ms. Lynch’s over 24 years of health insurance experience brings valuable financial services industry knowledge to U.S. Bancorp’s Board
- Risk Management: Ms. Lynch brings valuable risk management expertise to our Board through her experience leading a large health care benefits company
Financial Reporting and Accounting: Ms. Lynch’s past experience as a CPA and public company auditor provides valuable financial reporting and accounting expertise to our Board of Directors
|David B. O'Maley|
Director since 1995
Business Experience: Mr. O’Maley, 68, is the retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ohio National Mutual Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary Ohio National Financial Services, Inc., an intermediate insurance holding company that markets insurance and financial products through its affiliates, including The Ohio National Life Insurance Company. Mr. O’Maley served as Executive Chairman of these companies from November 2010 to May 2012 after serving as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ohio National Mutual Holdings and Ohio National Financial Services from 1994 until November 2010. He joined Ohio National in 1992.
- The Midland Company from 1998 to 2008
Skills and Qualifications: As the retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of a large financial services company, Mr. O’Maley provides significant financial industry expertise to our Board discussions and is familiar with regulatory and business challenges facing financial services companies.
|O’dell M. Owens, M.D., M.P.H.|
Director since 1991
Business Experience: Dr. Owens, 67, is President of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, an institution of higher education, and has served in that position since September 2010. Dr. Owens has also been providing services as an independent consultant in medicine, business, education and work-site employee benefits since 2001 and has served as the President and Chairman of the Board for Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams), a national non-profit organization formed to improve inner-city education, since 2001. From 2004 to 2010, Dr. Owens served as Coroner of Hamilton County, Ohio.
Skills and Qualifications: An internationally known physician and an entrepreneur with accomplished administrative skills in medicine, education and business who has served the public on a variety of community boards, Dr. Owens brings a unique perspective to our Board by combining business expertise and leadership with a strong focus on community service and public policy. Dr. Owens has served as president and chairman of national non-profit organizations devoted to education and empowerment, and has focused his efforts on founding and supporting a number of community service organizations. Dr. Owens’s experience is especially valuable in his role as chair of our Board’s Community Reinvestment and Public Policy Committee.
|Craig D. Schnuck|
Director since 2002
Business Experience: Mr. Schnuck, 66, is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schnuck Markets, Inc., a regional supermarket chain. He was elected President of Schnuck Markets in 1984 and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1989 until January 2006. He served as Chairman from January 1991 until December 2006. Mr. Schnuck continued to be active in the Schnuck Markets business as Chair of its Executive Committee from 2007 until 2014 and was named Chairman Emeritus in 2014.
Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Schnuck brings to our company substantial leadership experience gained as the long-serving Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Executive Committee of a large, regional food retailer. Mr. Schnuck also served for nine years on the board of governors of the Uniform Code Council, the agency that oversees his industry’s most fundamental technologies, serving as Chairman for two terms, giving him additional insight into technological innovation in retail business, which is an important focus in various U.S. Bancorp business lines.
|Patrick T. Stokes|
Director since 1992
Business Experience: Mr. Stokes, 72, is the former Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., a marketer and producer of beer, operator of family entertainment parks and manufacturer of packaging materials which is now a part of Anheuser-Busch In-Bev N.V./S.A. He served as Chairman of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. from December 2006 to November 2008. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 until December 2006 and was affiliated with Anheuser-Busch commencing in 1969.
- Ameren Corporation since 2004 (Human Resources Committee Chair; Finance Committee)
- Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. from 2006 to 2008
Skills and Qualifications: As the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a large, multinational consumer products company, Mr. Stokes’s experience in the retail industry, along with the customer service and customer experience critical to that company’s theme parks, brings valuable consumer and retail insights to our Board. Mr. Stokes also has valuable management experience in another highly regulated industry through his service as a director of Ameren Corporation, an S&P 500 electric and natural gas utility company.
|Scott W. Wine|
Director since 2014
Business Experience: Mr. Wine, 47, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Industries Inc., a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of innovative high-performance motorized products. He has served as Chairman since 2013, and Chief Executive Officer since 2008. Mr. Wine served as President of Fire Safety Americas, a division of United Technologies Corporation, from 2007 to 2008. Prior to that time, Mr. Wine held various senior leadership positions at Danaher Corporation and Honeywell International, Inc. from 1996 to 2007.
- Polaris Industries Inc. since 2008 (Technology Committee)
- Terex Corporation since 2011 (Audit and Compensation Committees)
Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Wine’s experience as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a large international manufacturing company gives him broad and valuable experience in a consumer business with a focus on growing operations within domestic and overseas markets. He contributes to the Board a current perspective on the governance and management environment gained from his leadership of a publicly traded company.