NASHVILLE, Aug 12, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- U.S. Bank has named Ward C. Wilson regional chairman of
U.S. Bank in the Nashville metro market. He will be based at U.S.
Bank's regional headquarters at 150 Fourth Avenue North in Nashville
and will be the organization's senior officer in the market, having
direct responsibility for commercial banking activities while being
involved with all lines of business including consumer banking,
corporate banking and trust financial services and products. He
replaces Tony Heard, who recently left the bank to pursue other
opportunities outside of banking.
Jerry A. Grundhofer, chairman and chief executive officer of U.S.
Bancorp, the parent company of U.S. Bank, said, "Ward has more than 23
years of banking experience and has been an outstanding performer for
U.S. Bank in our Tennessee market. We have an impressive team of
talented bankers in our Nashville market and with Ward at the helm we
most assuredly will fulfill our strategy of offering value-added
products and services to our customers."
Wilson, 45, joined the company five years ago to manage the
organization's corporate banking office in Nashville following U.S.
Bank's acquisition of 41 First Union branch locations in Tennessee.
Wilson said, "I look forward to continuing to grow our company in
the Nashville market. We've seen loan commitments triple in the last
five years and our branch network in Middle Tennessee has expanded to
55 full-service locations through our partnership with Publix Super
Markets and the addition of other new branches. I'm also excited about
our commitment to Middle Tennessee through our recent launch of the
'U.S. Bank 4 High School Stars' program, which awards $500 each week
to a local deserving high school student or teacher to further their
A graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville with a degree in
business administration and economics, Wilson also received a master
of international management, cum laude, from The Garvin School of
International Management (Thunderbird) in Glendale, Arizona. In
addition, he has completed programs through the Tennessee School of
Banking and Owen Graduate School of Business' corporate finance
program at Vanderbilt University and is a certified cash manager.
He and his wife, Paula, have four children and reside in
Brentwood. He is active in the community and plans to increase his
involvement with his new position. He also serves as pack committee
chairman and den leader for the Cub Scouts, vice president and
treasurer of the Middle Tennessee chapter of Safari Club International
and member of Christ Community Church in Franklin.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $204 billion in assets, is the 6th
largest financial holding company in the United States. The company
operates 2,383 banking offices and 4,877 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. U.S. Bancorp is
the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
Steve Dale, 612-303-0784
Lisa Clark, 608-877-7517