PORTLAND, Ore., Jun 5, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Chris Karlin, senior vice
president and western region manager of U.S. Bank's Government Banking in
Portland, Ore., has been named to the Government Relations Advisory Group for
NACHA, the Electronic Payment Association. Karlin was selected for this position
by members of U.S. Bank's Treasury Management division.
As a result of his appointment, Karlin will represent the interests of U.S.
Bank's government client base in the organization's national forum. He will also
provide the company with expertise on new electronic payment initiatives to
provide U.S. Bank's government clients with leading edge technology and
"Chris is a wonderful representative of U.S. Bank and is a driving force in its
leadership within the government industry," said Tim Somers, senior vice
president and division head of the Government Banking Division at U.S. Bank.
"We're very proud and lucky to have such a strong leader and team player on
Karlin has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry with
treasury management sales, relationship management and government sales. Based
out of Portland, Karlin manages the government banking sales teams in
Washington, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Missouri,
Colorado, Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska and Arkansas.
The NACHA is the leading organization in developing electronic solutions to
improve the payments system. NACHA represents more than 12,000 financial
institutions through direct memberships and a network of regional payments
associations, and 650 organizations through its industry councils. NACHA
develops operating rules and business practices for the Automated Clearing House
(ACH) Network and for electronic payments in the areas of Internet commerce,
electronic bill and invoice presentment and payment (EBPP, EIPP), e-checks,
financial electronic data interchange (EDI), international payments and
electronic benefits transfer (EBT).
U.S. Bank is part of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB). With assets in excess of $182
billion, U.S. Bancorp is the 8th largest financial services holding company in
the United States. The company operates 2,200 banking offices and 4,582 ATMs,
and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment,
mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and
institutions. U.S. Bancorp is home of the Five Star Service Guarantee which
assures customers of certain key banking benefits and services or customers will
be paid for their inconvenience. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Karen Greenwood, 612/303-0731
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