MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2004--Two U.S. Bancorp
(NYSE:USB) executives have been honored by the Twin Cities Business
Journal. Teresa Bonner, director of the U.S. Bancorp Foundation and
vice president of corporate community relations, and Christine
Hobrough, Twin Cities regional market manager and senior vice
president for U.S. Bank, were named two of The Business Journal's
Women in Business honorees for 2004. Bonner, Hobrough and the other
honorees were recognized during an awards luncheon at the Minneapolis
Hilton in downtown Minneapolis today. All honorees are featured in the
Women in Business special publication in the Friday, July 23 edition
of the Twin Cities Business Journal.
"U.S. Bancorp extends its congratulations to Teresa Bonner and
Christine Hobrough, who are highly deserving of this honor," said
Jerry A. Grundhofer, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer,
U.S. Bancorp. "Their contributions to the company and community are
tremendous and we are proud of both of them."
Bonner was named one of the 25 Women Changemakers. The Women
Changemakers award represents professionals who have made an impact in
the Twin Cities, have spearheaded changes with an impact on their
businesses, industry and the community. Bonner, who has been with U.S.
Bancorp since 1998, directs the activities of the U.S. Bancorp
Foundation company-wide and manages corporate and headquarters
community relations activities. She serves as the key contact for
civic and non-profit organizations in the Twin Cities, oversees
administration of the Foundation's extensive grants program in the
company's 24-state footprint, and directs corporate volunteerism
programs, including the United Way campaign in the Twin Cities. During
her tenure with the company, Bonner also served as vice president of
community development for U.S. Bank as well as director of community
affairs for U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray.
Bonner currently chairs the board of MacPhail Center for Music,
and serves as a national advisory board member for Ten Thousand Things
Theater Company, is a member of Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak's Arts
and Cultural Advisory Committee, and the National Convening Planning
Committee for Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees. She
earned her bachelor's degree magna cum laude from the University of
North Dakota and attended the University of Minnesota Law School.
Hobrough was named one of the 25 Women to Watch and was selected
because of her professional achievements, leadership qualities and
drive, as well as her potential to be in the spotlight for years to
come. Hobrough has been with U.S. Bank for 21 years, starting as a
teller in St. Paul, Minn. Hobrough is in charge of all 71 U.S. Bank
branches in the U.S. Bank headquarters Twin Cities market. She has
held positions in information systems, consumer lending as well as
numerous branch manager assignments. Hobrough has held market and
district manager positions with the bank in Denver, Chicago, Milwaukee
and most recently in the Twin Cities.
Hobrough earned her bachelor's degree from the University of
Minnesota, and is in the process of completing her master's degree in
finance from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. She serves on
the board of the Minnesota Children's Museum and Project for Pride in
Living. She is a former board member for the Minnesota Children's
U.S. Bancorp, with assets of $190 billion, is the 6th largest
financial services holding company in the United States. The company
operates 2,315 banking offices and 4,565 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. U.S.
Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the
web at usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bancorp
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
SOURCE: U.S. Bancorp