MINNEAPOLIS, Jul 28, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A U.S. Bank employee has been honored by the
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Maricruz Hill, regional project
manager for all U.S. Bank branches in the Twin Cities market, was
named one of the Business Journal's Women in Business honorees for
2006. Hill and the other honorees were recognized during an awards
luncheon at the Minneapolis Hilton in downtown Minneapolis on July 27.
All honorees are featured in the Women in Business special publication
in the Friday, July 28 edition of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business
"Maricruz is a passionate supporter of U.S. Bank in helping
consumers and businesses reach their financial goals," said Christine
Hobrough, regional market manager for U.S. Bank in the Twin Cities.
"She is an ambassador for the bank and focuses on partnerships in our
communities. Specifically, Maricruz connects the financial needs of
the Hispanic community and the market resources of U.S. Bank. Her
numerous contributions have helped U.S. Bank be the bank of choice for
many Hispanics and other minority groups in the Twin Cities. The U.S.
Bank team is very fortunate to have her on board."
Hill was named one of the 25 Women to Watch. The Women to Watch
award represents women who are on the rise in the Twin Cities'
corporate or entrepreneurial scenes and possess impressive track
records, leadership qualities, potential and a lot of drive.
Hill's achievements begin with her role as regional project
manager in the Twin Cities. U.S. Bank branches in the Twin Cities work
within their communities to meet the needs of the diverse population
by providing a variety of products and services tailored to their
needs. On a daily basis, Hill identifies and creates connections
between existing U.S. Bank services and market outreach opportunities.
Hill was appointed by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty in 2004 to
serve as a board member of the Chicano Latino Affairs Council. She is
also an ambassador and advocate for Capital!, a national loan program
with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce aimed at lending to small
businesses in high growth Hispanic markets. Hill was a contributor in
the development of cultural enrichment courses at the Minneapolis
Community and Technical College (MCTC) which are available in English,
Spanish and Hmong, and helped design on-site training for MCTC
students through the Financial Careers Institute, a partnership
between MCTC and U.S. Bank.
Hill earned a bachelor's degree with a major in psychology from
the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras. She was
born in the Bronx, N.Y. She lives in Chaska with her two daughters.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $213 billion, is the 6th
largest financial holding company in the United States. The company
operates 2,434 banking offices and 4,966 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 the parent company of U.S. Bank.
Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
Note to Editors: There should be an inverted exclamation point
before the "C" in "Capital!".
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
Amy Frantti, 612-303-0733