MINNEAPOLIS, Mar 07, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)
The top five percent of approximately 400 U.S. Bank commercial
bankers were recently honored for excellent performance in 2004,
creating strong, trusting relationships with business customers that
translated into high customer loyalty and new business for U.S. Bank.
The awards were presented at a black tie gala at The Plaza in New York
City on March 5.
The number one commercial banker for 2004 was also named. He is
James Wening, vice president of commercial banking for U.S. Bank in
"Running a healthy business starts with a healthy financial
foundation so businesses need to place an extraordinary amount of
faith and trust in their financial partner," said Jerry Grundhofer,
chairman and chief executive officer of U.S. Bancorp, parent company
of U.S. Bank. "These bankers put their customers first and deliver
exceptional service day after day, in every conversation and every
interaction. They are remarkable professionals who have set new
standards for excellence across the board."
The top performing commercial bankers at U.S. Bank for 2004 are:
-- Kendra Bach, vice president in Cincinnati,
-- Andrew Backstrom, vice president in Reno, Nev.,
-- Josephine Bennett, vice president in La Jolla, Calif.,
-- Michael Capanyola, vice president and market manager in
-- Denettesue Corrales, vice president in Las Vegas,
-- William Hronek, senior vice president in Cincinnati,
-- Michael Katz, vice president in Denver,
-- R. Bryan Kroeger, vice president in Cincinnati,
-- Kelvin Liebelt, vice president in Overland Park, Kan.,
-- Karen Nelsen, vice president in Omaha, Neb.,
-- Lisa Odom, vice president in Minneapolis,
-- Timothy Petty, vice president and team leader in Overland
-- Thomas Sherman, vice president in St. Louis,
-- Ryan Stipe, vice president in Las Vegas,
-- Jon VanderStek, vice president and managing director in Salt
-- Mary Pat Williams, vice president in Madison, Wis. and
-- James Wening, vice president in St. Louis.
Winners were treated to a weekend in New York City, which included
the gala at which they were honored. They received a trophy and
monetary award, along with a framed version of a commemorative
announcement in the Wall Street Journal honoring their success.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $195 billion, is the 6th
largest financial holding company in the United States. The company
operates 2,370 banking offices and 4,620 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 www.usbank.com.
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
Steve Dale, (612) 303-0784