SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2005--Junior Achievement
of Utah, Inc., (J.A. of Utah) presented its 2005 National Leadership
Award to Damon Miller, president of U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB) in Utah.
Miller received the award during the dedication ceremony for U.S.
Bank's Utah state headquarters at 170 South Main in downtown Salt Lake
City on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Phil Cofield, president and chief executive officer of J.A. of
Utah, presented the award to Miller. "Damon was chairman of J.A. of
Utah's state board of directors for the 2004 - 2005 fiscal year, the
fiftieth anniversary of our organization," said Cofield. "Under
Damon's leadership we garnered 50,000 student participants for the
year in more than 2,300 Utah classrooms. Without Damon at the helm, we
would not have achieved this incredible goal."
Each classroom has a business volunteer. U.S. Bank sponsors an
entire school and provides the bulk of classroom volunteers.
"It is an honor to be recognized by J.A. of Utah, and to be
associated with this fine organization that provides our young people
with information and tools about the free enterprise system in our
country," said Miller. "I am proud to be a supporter and member of
J.A. of Utah."
Junior Achievement is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization.
This year more than 2,000 business professionals, parents, retirees
and college students will enter schools to teach Junior Achievement
programs in Utah, reaching more than 50,000 students. These volunteers
use their personal experiences to make the Junior Achievement
curricula practical and realistic. Providing children with positive
adult role models, who illustrate ways to build self-confidence,
develop skills and find avenues of success in our free enterprise
system, is a hallmark of Junior Achievement.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $207 billion in assets, is the 6th
largest financial holding company in the United States. The company
operates 2,396 banking offices and 4,986 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
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733
Kristine Pasowicz, 612-303-0731
SOURCE: U.S. Bank