SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 9, 2005--U.S. Bank has promoted
Chris Heman to lead the company's retail branch network as senior vice
president and region manager for U.S. Bank in Seattle. Heman was
previously a district manager for a portion of U.S. Bank's Seattle
branches, a position he has held for four years.
Heman has been with U.S. Bank and its legacy companies for 12
years in the consumer banking division. In his new role as region
manager, Heman is responsible for leading retail operations, brand
development and market growth for more than 72 branches in the
Seattle-Tacoma and Olympia metropolitan area.
"Chris' leadership, enthusiasm and proven success made him an
obvious standout for this position," said Kathy Beechem, executive
vice president of metropolitan banking at U.S. Bank. "We are proud of
his accomplishments and trust him to continue the outstanding
performance that has been demonstrated in our Seattle market."
Heman was one of the district managers who led the Seattle team to
become the number one ranked metropolitan banking region as of the
first quarter of 2005. He replaces former regional manager, Jeff
Shular, who recently accepted a position as region manager for U.S.
Bank in Denver. Heman is now part of a team of 18 regional managers at
U.S. Bank who oversee banking operations in all of the company's
A graduate of Sarcoxie High School in Missouri, Heman earned a
bachelor's degree in marketing and advertising from Southwest Missouri
State University and his MBA from the University of Colorado. He is
currently enrolled at the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at
the University of Virginia and serves as a board member for the
Independent Colleges of Washington. Heman and his wife, Jennifer, live
in Everett, Wash., with their two children.
U.S. Bank has more than 2,400 employees and 179 offices in
metropolitan and community markets across Washington. U.S. Bank and
its legacy companies have operated in the state since 1889. U.S. Bank
supports numerous Washington organizations through charitable
contributions to groups such as ArtsFund, Junior Achievement, United
Way of King County, Impact Capital (the local LISC affiliate), the Low
Income Housing Institute, the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle,
Homesight and the Housing Resources Group. U.S. Bank also sponsors the
Seattle Mariners, Hoopfest and U.S. Bank Concert Series at Marymoor
U.S. Bank is a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB). With $198
billion in assets, U.S. Bancorp is the 6th largest financial holding
company in the United States. The company operates 2,377 banking
offices and 4,654 ATMs in 24 states, 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 in which the
company pays customers if certain key banking benefits and services
are not met. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
SOURCE: U.S. Bank