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Board Committees


Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.

Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Audit Committee Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeCommunity Reinvestment and Public Policy CommitteeCompensation and Human Resources CommitteeExecutive CommitteeGovernance CommitteeRisk Management Committee
Douglas M. Baker, Jr.      Committee Member Committee Member
Y. Marc Belton  Committee Member Committee Member     
Victoria Buyniski Gluckman   Committee Member Committee Member    
Arthur D. Collins, Jr.*    Committee Member Committee Member Committee Member  
Richard K. Davis  Chairman of the Board     Chairperson   Committee Member
Kimberly J.  Harris   Committee Member     Committee Member
Roland  A.  Hernandez Financial Expert Committee Member Committee Member     
Doreen Woo Ho  Committee Member      Committee Member
Joel W. Johnson Financial Expert Committee Member      Committee Member
Olivia F. Kirtley Financial Expert Chairperson   Committee Member Committee Member   
Jerry W. Levin    Committee Member Committee Member Chairperson  
David B. O'Maley    Chairperson Committee Member Committee Member  
O’dell M. Owens, M.D., M.P.H.  Committee Member Chairperson   Committee Member   
Craig D. Schnuck   Committee Member     Committee Member
Patrick T. Stokes     Committee Member Committee Member Chairperson
Scott W. Wine Financial Expert Committee Member Committee Member     

* Lead Director

Members of the Board of Directors Bios

Biography PhotoRichard K. Davis

Director since 2006

Business Experience:  Mr. Davis, 56, is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Bancorp.  He has served as Chairman since December 2007, as President since October 2004 and as Chief Executive Officer since December 2006.  He also 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. 
Other Directorships:

  • Xcel Energy Inc. since 2006 (Lead Director; Finance Committee)

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.   

Biography PhotoDouglas M. Baker, Jr.

Director since January 2008

Business Experience: Mr. Baker, 55, 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.

Other Directorships

  • Ecolab Inc. since May 2006 (Chairman)
  • Target Corporation since 2013 (Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees)

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. 

Biography PhotoY. Marc Belton

Director since March 2009

Business Experience: Mr. Belton, 54, is Executive Vice President, Global Strategy, Growth and Marketing Innovation of General Mills, Inc., an S&P 500 manufacturer and marketer of consumer food products. He has held this position since September 2010. Mr. Belton served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Health, Brand and New Business Development of General Mills from 2006 until September 2010. He joined General Mills in 1983 and held various leadership positions within the company before being named Senior Vice President of Yoplait USA, General Mills Canada Corporation and New Business Development in 2002.

Other Directorships:

  • Navistar International Corporation from 1999 to 2009

As a current executive officer with overall responsibility for the global strategy and marketing functions of General Mills, Mr. Belton brings to our Board of Directors expertise in the retail industry, an important area for a major consumer bank such as U.S. Bank National Association (“U.S. Bank”), our banking subsidiary.  He also has extensive experience in the field of brand management and business development.  Mr. Belton is a member of the Executive Leadership Council in Washington D.C., the nation’s premier leadership organization comprised of the most senior African-American corporate executives in Fortune 500 companies, where he participates in current discussions of leadership, management and business issues across many industries.

Biography PhotoVictoria Buyniski Gluckman

Director since 1990

Business Experience:  Ms. Buyniski Gluckman, 62, is retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Medical Resources, Inc., a third-party administrator of employer healthcare benefits.  She served as Chief Executive Officer since founding United Medical Resources in 1983 until April 2008, and as Chairman from 1983 until the acquisition of United Medical Resources by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated in December 2005.  Commencing with that transaction and until April 2008, Ms. Buyniski Gluckman assumed the additional duties of Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Security Administrators, another third-party administrator of employer healthcare benefits that is also a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group.   

Other Directorships:

  • Ohio National Financial Services, Inc. since 1993 (Audit and Investment Committees)

Ms. Buyniski Gluckman brings an entrepreneurial perspective to our Board, having founded her own successful company based on a concept she developed while working in the public healthcare field.  Her company grew on the basis of excellent customer service, which is also a cornerstone of U.S. Bank’s brand and strategy.  In addition, Ms. Buyniski Gluckman’s service on the board of directors of Ohio National gives her additional experience in the business and management of a large, complex financial services company.

Biography PhotoArthur D. Collins, Jr.*

Director since 1996

Business Experience:  Mr. Collins, 66, is 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.      
Other Directorships:

  • 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

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.  Additionally, his 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.

Biography PhotoKimberly J.  Harris

Director since 2014

Business Experience: Ms. Harris, 49, 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.

Other Directorships:

  • Puget Energy, Inc. and Puget Sound Energy, Inc. since 2011
As the current President and Chief Executive Officer of a company in a heavily regulated industry, Ms. Harris brings valuable regulatory compliance and leadership experience to our Board of Directors.

Biography PhotoRoland  A.  Hernandez

Director since 2012

Business Experience:  Mr. Hernandez, 56, 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.

  Other Directorships

  • 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)
  • 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

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.

Biography PhotoDoreen Woo Ho

Director since 2012

Business Experience: Ms. Woo Ho, 66, 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.

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.

Biography PhotoJoel W. Johnson

Director since 1999

Business Experience:  Mr. Johnson, 70, 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. 

Other Directorships

  • 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

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.

Biography PhotoOlivia F. Kirtley

Director since 2006

Business Experience:  Ms. Kirtley, 63, a certified public accountant, is a business consultant on strategic and corporate governance issues.  She has served in this capacity during all of the past five years.  Ms. Kirtley brings extensive experience, expertise and insight to our Board in the areas of audit 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.

Other Directorships:

  • Res-Care, Inc. since 1998 (Audit Committee Chair)
  • Papa Johns International, Inc. since 2003 (Audit Committee Chair; Compensation Committee)
  • Lancer Corporation from 1999 to 2006
  • Alderwoods Group, Inc. from 2002 to 2006

Ms. Kirtley’s excellence in her field has been recognized in her past service as Chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Chair of the AICPA Board of Examiners, and as a current U.S. member and Deputy President of the Board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), which establishes international auditing, ethics and education standards for the global accounting profession.  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. 

Biography PhotoJerry W. Levin

Director since 1995

Business Experience:  Mr. Levin, 69, is Executive Chairman of Wilton Brands Inc., a creative consumer products company, and has served in that position since October 2009.  He served as Chief Executive Officer of Wilton Brands Inc. from October 2009 until March 2014.  Mr. Levin has also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JW Levin Partners LLC, a management and investment firm, since founding the firm in February 2005.  He served as Vice Chairman of Clinton Group, a private diversified asset management company, from December 2007 until October 2008.  Mr. Levin served as Chairman of Sharper Image Corporation, a specialty retailer, from September 2006 until April 2008 and as interim Chief Executive Officer from September 2006 until April 2007.  From 1998 until January 2005, Mr. Levin served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Household, Inc. (formerly Sunbeam Corporation), a leading consumer products company. 

Other Directorships

  • Ecolab Inc. since 1992 (Lead Director; Governance Committee Chair; Compensation Committee)
  • Lorillard, Inc. since 2014
  • Saks Incorporated from 2007 to 2013
  • Sharper Image Corporation from 2006 to 2008
  • Wendy’s International from 2006 to 2008
  • American Household, Inc. (formerly Sunbeam Corporation) from 1998 to 2005

Mr. Levin has served as the CEO of six well-known companies, including those listed above, in the branded consumer products sector, and possesses significant expertise in corporate strategy and governance through his successful career as a turnaround, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions expert.  Retail branding and marketing expertise is important to U.S. Bancorp’s businesses, and Mr. Levin’s expertise in those fields provides great value to our Board. 

Biography PhotoDavid B. O'Maley

Director since 1995

Business Experience: Mr. O’Maley, 67, 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. 

Other Directorships:

  • The Midland Company from 1998 to 2008

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. 

Biography PhotoO’dell M. Owens, M.D., M.P.H.

Director since 1991

Business Experience:  Dr. Owens, 66, 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.   

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.

Biography PhotoCraig D. Schnuck

Director since 2002

Business Experience:  Mr. Schnuck, 65, 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 March 2014.   

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.  Mr. Schnuck served as a bank director for several of U.S. Bank’s predecessor banks from 1979 to 1991, and of predecessor bank holding companies from 1991 to 2001.

Biography PhotoPatrick T. Stokes

Director since 1992

Business Experience:  Mr. Stokes, 71, 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.

Other Directorships:

  • Ameren Corporation since 2004 (Human Resources Committee Chair; Finance Committee)
  • Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. from 2006 to 2008

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.

Biography PhotoScott W. Wine

Director since 2014

Business Experience: Mr. Wine, 47, is the Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Industries Inc., a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of innovative high-performance motorized products. He has served as 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 Corp., a global science and technology company, including serving as President of its Jacobs Vehicle Systems and Veeder-Root subsidiaries.

Other Directorships:

  • Polaris Industries Inc. since 2008 (Technology Committee)
  • Terex Corporation since 2011 (Audit and Compensation Committees)

Mr. Wine’s experience as the 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.

Director Independence

Our Board of Directors has determined that each of our directors other than Richard K. Davis has no material relationship with U.S. Bancorp and is independent. Mr. Davis is not independent because he is an executive officer of U.S. Bancorp. Each of our Audit, Governance, and Compensation and Human Resources Committees is composed only of independent directors.

Our Board has adopted a set of standards in our Corporate Governance Guidelines to assist it in assessing the independence of each of our directors. Absent other material relationships with U.S. Bancorp, a director of U.S. Bancorp who otherwise meets the independence qualifications of the NYSE listing standards may be deemed "independent" by the Board of Directors after consideration of all of the relationships between U.S. Bancorp, or any of our subsidiaries, and the director, or any of his or her immediate family members (as defined in the NYSE listing standards), or any entity with which the director or any of his or her immediate family members is affiliated by reason of being a partner, executive officer or a significant shareholder thereof; provided that an individual is not deemed to be an executive officer of an organization if that role does not constitute his or her principal occupation. However, ordinary banking relationships (such as depository, lending, transfer agency, registrar, trust and custodial, private banking, investment management, securities brokerage, cash management and other services readily available from other financial institutions) are not considered by the Board in determining a director's independence, as the Board considers these relationships to be categorically immaterial. A banking relationship is considered "ordinary" if:
  • the relationship is on substantially the same terms as those prevailing at the time for comparable transactions with non-affiliated persons;

  • with respect to an extension of credit, it has been made in compliance with applicable law, including Regulation O of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and Section 13(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934;

  • no event of default has occurred and is continuing beyond any cure period; and

  • the relationship has no other extraordinary characteristics.

Last updated July 2014

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