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U.S. Bancorp Leaders Receive "Most Powerful Women in Banking" Accolades for Fifth Consecutive Year

MINNEAPOLIS, Sep 27, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

U.S. Banker magazine, a SourceMedia publication, has recognized U.S. Bancorp in its annual "Most Powerful Women in Banking" issue, due out in October 2010. A 32-year veteran of U.S. Bancorp was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, three individuals were honored as "Most Powerful Women in Banking" or "Women to Watch," and for the fifth year in a row, U.S. Bancorp's team of 64 women leaders ranked among the Top Banking Teams for 2010.

Diane Thormodsgard, who retired from U.S. Bancorp in July as vice chairman of wealth management and securities services, received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Pamela Joseph, vice chairman of payment services, ranked 5th on the list of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking. Leslie Godridge, executive vice president of national corporate and institutional banking, ranked 12th and Lynn Heitman, senior vice president of retail payment solutions ranked 18th among the 25 Women to Watch.

"I am continually impressed by the dedication and hard work of the women leaders at this company, and it's no surprise to me or any of our colleagues at U.S. Bancorp that our team of outstanding women is receiving this recognition for the fifth year in a row," said Richard Davis, chairman, president and chief executive officer of U.S. Bancorp. "They have been an instrumental part of making this company great, and I'm proud of them for all they do."

The awards will be presented to U.S. Bancorp representatives at an event hosted by SourceMedia in New York City on Wednesday, Oct. 6. (U.S. Banker magazine is not affiliated with U.S. Bancorp.)

A state-by-state list of the U.S. Bancorp women who were recognized with the team award follows:

Arizona

Hope Berman Levin, senior vice president, commercial banking (Phoenix)
Judith Verb, senior vice president, consumer banking (Phoenix)

California

Teresa Caspary, senior vice president, wealth management and securities services (Los Angeles)
Julie Hilt, senior vice president, consumer banking (Walnut Creek)
Marlene Murphy, senior vice president, credit administration (Los Angeles)
Karen Racusin, senior vice president, consumer banking (Rancho Cucamonga)

Colorado

Kathryn Albright, senior vice president, commercial real estate (Denver)
Valerie Heller, executive vice president, commercial real estate (Denver)
Elizabeth Hund, senior vice president, corporate banking (Denver)
Kareina Westlund, senior vice president, consumer banking (Denver)

Delaware

Diane Carney, senior vice president, payment services (Oceanview)

Georgia

Beth Blaisdell, senior vice president, payment services (Atlanta)
Pamela Joseph, vice chairman, payment services (Atlanta)

Iowa

Nancy Kasparek, senior vice president, consumer banking (Cedar Rapids)

Idaho

Lori Tomasovic-Dizes, senior vice president, consumer banking (Boise)

Illinois

Cynthia Jensen, senior vice president, technology and operations services (Chicago)
Lynn Rosinsky, senior vice president, commercial banking (Chicago)

Kentucky

Amy Hurd, senior vice president, consumer banking (Louisville)
Kathryn Raymer, senior vice president, consumer banking (Owensboro)

Minnesota

Mary Blegen, executive vice president, human resources (St. Paul)
Deborah Burke, senior vice president, foundation, government relations (Minneapolis)
Jennie Carlson, executive vice president, human resources (Minneapolis)
Julie Cornelius, executive vice president, technology and operations services (St. Paul)
Catherine Dudley, senior vice president, human resources (Minneapolis)
Jean Fichtel, executive vice president, consumer banking (St. Paul)
Caroline Fortmeyer, senior vice president, technology and operations services (St. Paul)
Janet Hanks, senior vice president, consumer banking (Bloomington)
Christine Hobrough, senior vice president, consumer banking (Minneapolis)
Rita Jones, executive vice president, credit administration (Minneapolis)
Eve Kaplan, senior vice president, wealth management and securities services (St. Paul)
Sally Mullen, senior vice president, wealth management and securities services (Minneapolis)
Judith Murphy, executive vice president, investor and public relations (Minneapolis)
Judi Nevonen, senior vice president, human resources (Minneapolis)
Ellen Peterson, senior vice president, human resources (Robbinsdale)
Jeanne Rudelius, senior vice president, corporate banking (Minneapolis)
Colleen Brodie Sargent, executive vice president, technology and operations services (St. Paul)
Diane Thormodsgard, vice chairman, wealth management, securities services (Minneapolis)
Ann Yekaldo, senior vice president, consumer banking (Minneapolis)
Linda Wiza, senior vice president, consumer banking (St. Paul)

Missouri

Arlene Mockapetris, senior vice president, consumer banking (Kansas City)
Frankie Eichenberger, senior vice president, consumer banking (St. Louis)
Carol Jacobsmeyer, senior vice president, corporate risk management (St. Louis)
Karen Myers, senior vice president, corporate banking (St. Louis)

Nevada

Lori Soren, senior vice president, commercial banking (Las Vegas)

New York

Leslie Villani Godridge, executive vice president, corporate banking (New York)

North Carolina

Becky DeGeorge, senior vice president, customer experience (Charlotte)

Ohio

Lucille Conley, senior vice president, consumer banking (Cincinnati)
Elizabeth Isphording, senior vice president, consumer banking (Cincinnati)
Charlotte Manison, senior vice president, consumer banking (Cincinnati)
Catherine Myers, senior vice president, enterprise revenue office (Cincinnati)
Jennifer Powell, senior vice president, consumer banking (Cincinnati)
Kathy Rogers, executive vice president, financial (Cincinnati)

Oregon

Stacey Dodson, regional president, consumer banking (Bend)
Mary Ruble, senior vice president, wealth management and securities services (Portland)
Malia Wasson, executive vice president, commercial banking and Oregon president (Portland)
Jeanne Whitbeck, senior vice president, credit administration (Portland)

Pennsylvania

Deanna Corona, senior vice president, payment services (Horsham)

Tennessee

Elaine Baker, executive vice president, payment services (Knoxville)

Washington

Terry Jones, senior vice president, commercial banking (Seattle)
Glenna Olson, senior vice president, wealth management and securities services (Seattle)

Wisconsin

Lisa Glover, senior vice president, consumer banking (Milwaukee)
Lynn Heitman, senior vice president, payment services (Milwaukee)
Jayne Hladio, senior vice president, consumer banking (Milwaukee)
Lynn Richtman, senior vice president, corporate banking (Milwaukee)

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $283 billion in assets as of June 30, 2010, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,002 banking offices in 24 states and 5,309 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

SOURCE: U.S. Bancorp

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