MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 19, 2013--
American Banker magazine has named two U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB)
women among its “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.” Pamela Joseph and
Leslie Godridge are honored in the magazine’s 2013 “Most Powerful Women
in Banking,” which is featured in its October issue.
Joseph, vice chair and head of U.S. Bancorp’s payment services division,
earned the #4 position for 2013. This is the eighth year that she has
been included in the most powerful women ranking. Joseph’s division,
with revenues reaching $4.7 billion in 2012, continues to grow and
innovate, bringing new products and strategies to market.
Godridge, executive vice president of national corporate and
institutional banking, earned the #16 position on the list of most
powerful women. This is the third consecutive year she has been included
in the “Most Powerful Women in Banking” list. Since Godridge joined U.S.
Bank in 2007, the national corporate and institutional portfolio grew
more than 50 percent, generating over $1 billion in annual revenue
across all product lines.
“It’s an honor to see Pam and Leslie recognized for what those of us
inside U.S. Bancorp know about them, their significant contributions to
our company and the industry,” said Richard Davis, chairman, president
and chief executive officer (CEO) of U.S. Bancorp. “Their commitment to
the company, its clients, employees and shareholders is unwavering. They
lead by example, and their business acumen, combined with their
philanthropic and humanitarian work, are exceptional.”
As chairman of Women Leaders in Action (WLA), Joseph leads a senior
group of women in the payment services organization who raised a
significant amount of money to enhance and further the education of
orphaned children in Africa. In 2012 and 2013, WLA began to support
Heart for Africa, which is assisting abandoned children in Swaziland.
WLA funded the building and outfitting of a preschool in Swaziland. The
team will return this fall to Kenya to visit seven schools that they are
currently partnering with to support students from the ages of two to 22.
Godridge was honored this year for her leadership at U.S. Bank and her
commitment to the community by the UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall
Street & Financial Services Division. Godridge was recognized at its
annual banking and finance event that celebrates the business and
philanthropic achievements of individuals who inspire others through
their dedication, generosity and leadership. She joins an elite group of
past honorees, who, over the last six years, have been CEO’s or chairmen
of major financial institutions.
U.S. Bancorp, with $353 billion in assets as of June 30, 2013, is the
parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the
United States. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the company
operates 3,087 banking offices in 25 states and 5,032 ATM 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
Amy Frantti, Public Relations, 612-303-0733