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Through community and trust, Bass Furniture and U.S. Bank invest in Chicago

May 11, 2023
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For 32 years, Katrina Barber has been there for Eddie Davis and his family as they’ve opened up accounts ranging from personal checking to mortgages and loans.

Bass Furniture is one of the few Black-owned, independent furniture stores in the Midwest

Not far from where a new station is being built for Chicago’s Red Line expansion, in the heart of the city’s Roseland-Pullman neighborhood, is one of the few Black-owned, independent furniture stores in the Midwest. For 81 years, 30 of those under the ownership of Eddie Davis, Bass Furniture’s Michigan Ave. location has stood the test of time. 

“There’s been a lot of stores that have gone out of business, but Bass Furniture is still there,” said Davis, who bought Bass Furniture from Gil Levy, the original owner’s son-in-law, in the 1990s. “I don’t profess to be such a smart businessperson. I do what I do and thank God that I’m allowed to do it.”

Davis, who worked at the store for years before taking steps to buy the store, faced difficulties with financial institutions to secure financing to buy the business. For instance, one bank okayed financing over the phone but declined in person. Davis was eventually financed by Levy himself, who later sent Davis a note saying the $125,000 he owed was paid in full. 

It was around this time that he first met Katrina Barber, a young teller working at Pullman Bank. Pullman Bank was later acquired by U.S. Bank, where Barber is now a branch manager. For 32 years, she’s been there for Davis and his family as they’ve opened up accounts ranging from personal checking to mortgages and loans. 

“I first worked with Mr. Davis as a teller when he was making his deposit,” said Barber. “I then moved over to the business side of banking and learned more and more about his business. Our relationship was fostered throughout the years around the trust and belief that we were going to take care of him and his business.”

It’s that trust that anchors Barber, the Pullman Branch team and U.S. Bank to the community. Since 2009, U.S. Bank has invested more than $100 million in the Pullman community. Among that support is the U.S. Bank Pullman Community Center, which opened in 2018. Chicago is also home to one of the bank’s new Business Access Advisors (BAA). Serving as a trusted resource, BAAs aim to expand networking and business development opportunities for Black business owners as well as provide business and consumer products that help strengthen both the financial profile of the business and its owner.

“Historically and in this moment, minority-owned businesses face hurdles with access to capital, connections and information,” said Micae Brown, Chicago’s BAA, who visited Bass Furniture with business bankers during a city-wide tour of Black-owned businesses. “However, at U.S. Bank, myself, the BAAs, business bankers and others are working with business owners and the community to assist in addressing gaps that make it difficult to grow their business.”

For Davis, it all comes back to community and the knowledge he won’t ever walk alone.

“Before the pandemic, we would have this annual fundraiser for the Roseland Business Development Council, which Bass Furniture is a member of,” said Davis. “The bank would support us in our efforts. That’s why, whenever Katrina is doing something, we’re there. No man is an island. You can’t do things by yourself.”

To see the recent #usbankroadtrip visit to the Pullman branch featuring Barber and Davis, watch the video below.

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From business to community impact, Minneapolis barbershop finds success

Through partnership, Wilson’s Image barbershop owner Teto Wilson and U.S. Bank provide resources to the community

Girls Who Code alumni participate in bank’s summer internship program

The computer science majors are among more than 220 interns spending the summer at U.S. Bank.

Helping the healthcare industry achieve its mission of improving people’s lives

Joe Kight leads the Corporate Banking Healthcare – For Profit division, part of a team that has supported the industry for more than a century

Helping wealth and family business transfers proceed drama-free

Thomas Thiegs, senior legacy and leadership consultant, helps Ascent client families work on some of their most important life goals

How a U.S. Bank fraud analyst made it easier to open an account on tribal lands

Brittany Goettlich, who is a descendant of the Little Shell tribe, advocated to help change a policy that affected Indigenous customers

Legacy of entrepreneurship lives on within family with U.S. Bank by their side

Founded by Jimmy Woodley, Kansas City-based Woodley Building Maintenance continues to grow with the next generation of Woodleys

Love of the game drives employee to compete in Beep Baseball World Series

Accessibility experience designer competed in his fourth National Beep Baseball Association World Series this year

Making an impact one recess at a time

U.S. Bank leaders support the power of play through service to the nonprofit Playworks.

Love of the game drives employee to compete in Beep Baseball World Series

In addition to growing and selling fresh produce for four generations, Tanaka Farms hosts educational and recreational activities for the public and schools, and was recently recognized for its community service

Teams partner to fight money laundering, other crimes

The financial intelligence and financial crimes investigations teams partner closely together to identify illicit movement of funds and provide information to law enforcement

Trombonist turned banker finds parallels connecting with audiences and customers

Mark Salatino recently won the top award at the Consumer Bankers Association Executive Banking School, a program that just completed its 72nd year.

U.S. Bank Foundation invests $11 million in nonprofits nationwide

Grants focus on closing the gaps between people and possibility

U.S. Bank engineer recognized by NASA for Commercial Invention of the Year award

Adam Sanders applies what he learned building robots to help improve technology at U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank names Ariel Meyerstein as head of ESG Program Office

Meyerstein brings more than 20 years of experience to the role

U.S. Bank names Jimmy Whang head of Commercial Products

Whang to lead fixed income, capital markets and working capital finance businesses

U.S. Bank offers recycled plastic for Altitude Go, plus 100% matching points for charity

U.S. Bank Altitude Go family of brands enhanced with new benefits for cardholders

U.S. Bank receives $55 million in New Markets Tax Credits Allocation

U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance’s community development entity has now been awarded more than $1 billion in total allocations, one of only three to do so

U.S. Bank supports Hawaii relief efforts alongside Collin Morikawa

U.S. Bank will provide a $50,000 donation to the Maui United Way

U.S. Bank invests $1M in Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino

The museum is the cornerstone for visitors to learn how Latinos have contributed and continue to contribute to U.S. art, history, culture and science.

U.S. Bank invests $20M in private equity to help close racial wealth gap

Investments in FVLCRUM, Advantage Capital/Business Consortium Fund will provide technical support, capital access for growth.

U.S. Bank joins U.S. Black Chamber’s ByBlack platform as corporate partner

Through its membership, U.S. Bank will help U.S. Black Chamber members receive third-party certifications that will then help them gain more access and visibility to procurement opportunities.

How can you put your money to work in a way that reflects your values?

Six questions with Chad Burlingame, Head of Impact Investing at U.S. Bank, about investors’ increasing interest in finding opportunities that reflect their values while still generating good financial returns.

How a big, blue bus launched our Community Possible grant program at U.S. Bank

Looking back on rolling out our first companywide giving platform with a nationwide relay five years ago.

High school branch experience gives students confidence in future successes

Students in the California program learn, teach financial education, perform community service

Helping U.S. troops connect back home, one postage stamp at a time

U.S. Bank donates more than 400,000 stamps to the American Red Cross.

Helping reduce the impacts of climate change through investments

As we celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, here’s a look at three U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation projects advancing sustainability.

Helping protect the land through storytelling

New Mexico Community Capital’s Native Entrepreneur in Residence program, funded by a U.S. Bank Market Impact Fund grant, helped Andie Everett launch her business providing GIS solutions for southwest communities.

Helping first-time buyers with the ‘miracle’ of homeownership

U.S. Bank has a longstanding relationship with Phoenix-based Trellis, including providing down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers.

Gold Star families honored by Minnesota Vikings, Freedom Alliance and U.S. Bank

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, three families who lost a loved one in the line of duty received a vehicle.

Gil Yehuda opens the door to open source at U.S. Bank

Our open source leader is using the strength of the software community to drive continuous innovation.

Get to know Hassan Salem, the new head of Commercial Banking at U.S. Bank

Based in Denver, the ski industry expert and theater fan leads a national team serving middle market clients.

Get to know Eric Freedman, the chief investment officer at U.S. Bank

He talks about the purpose driving his role, which includes frequent interviews with national media outlets.

U.S. Bank wins three awards from Brandon Hall Group

Company recognized for helping team members grow in their careers

Video: Dance studio among small businesses benefitting from $750,000 grant

U.S. Bank Foundation grant to nonprofit lender Accessity helps small businesses gain access to capital and resources

Video: U.S. Bank donates home to Afghanistan war veteran

The donation in Monroe, North Carolina, is the bank’s 25th home donation to deserving military families

Video: Project aims to turn environmental menace into community treasure

San Diego not-for-profit works to restore polluted waterway to natural state.

Video: Growing means supporting community for U.S. Bank and Mercado on Fifth

From financial education to banking services, partnership is focused on helping small businesses thrive

U.S. Bank, WNBA, Project Destined announce second year of She’s Invested partnership

Program will provide mentoring and financial education to women of color in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta

U.S. Bank leaders discuss how Black families can build intergenerational wealth

LinkedIn Live discussion touches on challenges Black Americans face in building wealth and ways to overcome those challenges

U.S. Bank Law Division expands talent program for diverse attorneys

The program for associates of partner law firms who are early in their careers is part of the law division’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

U.S. Bank launches Access Home Loan mortgage to increase access to homeownership

Up to $12,500 in down payment assistance and $5,000 lender credit available to eligible buyers

U.S. Bank introduces Beyond Basketball: A guide to securing your financial goals

A new financial wellness program designed in partnership with the WNBA for its players

U.S. Bank helps double affordable housing in one Bay Area development

U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance investments bring 185 affordable housing units to East Palo Alto

U.S. Bank grant, coaching help students achieve educational and financial goals

The grant program aims to help students gain experience and learn new skills to overcome financial challenges

U.S. Bank extends support of women leaders with sponsorship of Collier and Sims

Brand ambassadors Minnesota Lynx Forward Napheesa Collier and Peloton Trainer, Good Morning America Contributor, ESPN College Gameday Reporter and New York Liberty Host Jess Sims will support the bank’s overall sponsorship with the WNBA

U.S. Bank earns another top score for disability inclusion

The bank once again scores 100 on the 2023 Disability:IN Disability Equality Index

U.S. Bank climbs to No. 11 on the DiversityInc Top 50 list

The bank ranks on the overall DiversityInc Top 50 list and specialty lists for the fifth consecutive year.

U.S. Bank celebrates the small business community

This #SmallBusinessMonth, U.S. Bank shares stories of resiliency and success

U.S. Bank celebrates 160 years

The bank’s current operating charter was signed in Cincinnati on July 13, 1863.

U.S. Bank announces partnership with Meta Prosper

The bank will provide financial education resources to support Asian-owned small businesses

U.S. Bancorp names Evamarie Schoenborn CEO of U.S. Bancorp Investments

Schoenborn is new chief executive officer of U.S. Bancorp Investments, UnionBanc Investment Services and PFM Fund Distributors

Turning a passion for storytelling into a thriving business

Named Business of the Year by the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Hinckley Productions creates videos for international brands and local small businesses alike.

‘Translators’ documentary shows how young interpreters help their families

The powerful short film, directed by Emmy-Award winner Rudy Valdez, sheds light on a vital, but often overlooked, role bilingual children play in their families

Through community and trust, Bass Furniture and U.S. Bank invest in Chicago

Bass Furniture is one of the few Black-owned, independent furniture stores in the Midwest

Supporting college pathways in the Bay Area

Genesys Works Bay Area celebrates its latest college-bound young professionals

Partnerships with schools help develop next generation of cybersecurity experts

U.S. Bank programs with a college and high school in Ohio give students hands-on experience in information security

Oakland restaurant owner learned entrepreneurial skills from parents

U.S. Bank Access Fund aims to support women-of-color microbusiness owners like Cecilia.

New report highlights bank’s efforts to being a responsible corporate citizen

The 2022 ESG report offers a comprehensive look at how the bank is doing business in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner while driving growth and innovation

Meet the former counselor helping to bring digital accessibility to the bank

Abby Losordo uses her background as a counselor and cancer patient navigator to help ensure U.S. Bank digital tools are accessible to everyone, including those who use assistive technology

U.S. Bank adds Guillaume Mascotto as head of Sustainable Finance

In this new role, Mascotto will build and lead a team that will support and enable bankwide capabilities to meet growing demand for products, services.

U.S. Bank adding retail banking to Charlotte presence in 2019

The first branch to be located at 201 S. Tryon Street in historic Uptown area.

U.S. Bank Access Fund to deploy $25M to support 30,000 microbusinesses

The funds will go to African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs, Grameen America and LISC.

U.S. Bank Access Fund helps founder of African market

The owner of Ako International Market received financing from U.S. Bank Phoenix-based partners LISC and RAIL.

Fortune names U.S. Bank one of the 2023 World’s Most Admired Companies

The company topped its industry for the 13th consecutive year.

For Juneteenth, heed ‘Separate and Unequal’ warning and move forward together

Our Chief Diversity Officer Greg Cunningham reflects on the historic Kerner Commission – and expresses optimism that this time will be different.

U.S. Bancorp names Andy Cecere chairman of the Board of Directors

Executive Chairman Richard Davis to retire from the Board of Directors at Annual Shareholders Meeting.

Five questions with the head of U.S. Bank Home Experience Studio

Stephanie Wenkel and her team helped create the bank’s digital mortgage portal, which has won accolades for its ease of use for consumers.

Five questions with Anu Somani on instant payments

Somani, who leads the U.S. Bank Payment Innovation Studio, talks about what instant payments mean for businesses and consumers alike.

First woman to lead sales group wants others to follow in her footsteps

Veteran employee aims to bring greater diversity to her team

Finding a personal passion to #GiveTime to the community

U.S. Bank employees share impact of their involvement with Home Start in San Diego.

Expanding horizons for Black female entrepreneurs in Los Angeles

U.S. Bank Access Fund’s support for the African American Alliance of CDFIs helped launch a program to help minority business owners develop the financial acumen to increase profits.

Employee says adoption is worth the wait

U.S. Bank Adoption Assistance Reimbursement and Parental Leave Programs give employees financial support and time.

U.S. Bancorp, MUFG Union Bank Announce Sale of 3 Calif. Branches to HomeStreet

HomeStreet to retain all branch employees and keep branches open.

U.S. Bancorp announces $100 billion community benefits plan

Five-year plan focuses on supporting equitable access to capital for low- and moderate- income communities and communities of color.

Making sure language translations are clear and nuanced for customers

Alicia Lopez leads the team that manages the bank’s translations.

Louisville mortgage pro helps Hispanic community achieve American dream

Joanna Garcia draws on her experience as a Cuban immigrant

Iowa banker receives Governor’s Volunteer Award

Cedar Rapids employee recently honored for her 15-year dedication to assist low- to moderate-income households file their taxes for free

Q&A: How a new U.S. Bank lending program is helping diverse business owners

The program for associates of partner law firms who are early in their careers is part of the law division’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

Hattie Redmond Apartments welcomes some of Portland’s most vulnerable residents

U.S. Bancorp Impact Finance supports affordable housing designed to address homelessness and meet the needs of Black and disabled individuals

Going off-road to support the Ronald McDonald Care MobileGoing off-road to support the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Banker and her husband go above and beyond to help families in their community

From administrative assistant to market leader: A coast-to-coast career path

Andi Garten’s ‘accidental’ entry into banking has led to a decades-long journey, with a healthy dose of tennis play on the side.

Engineer wins U.S. Bank Foundation Cleantech award for clean water technology

Tennessee-based entrepreneur is the fourth annual recipient of the Cleantech Inclusion Award, which includes a $25,000 grant and year-long mentorship

Dallas LGBTQIA+ young adults experiencing homelessness find a community

U.S. Bank helped fund renovations for the Dallas Hope Center, the only LGBTQIA+ focused transitional living center for homeless young adults ages 18-24 in North Texas

Collin Morikawa and Youth on Course surprise young Southern California golfers

The PGA Tour golfer spent time with the young golfers, who also received gifts for themselves and their families.

Building excellent customer experiences – by design

A Q&A with Caleb Schmidt, head of Experience Design

Bringing innovation to the age-old topic of ethics

How the global chief ethics officer for U.S. Bank is leading the way

Branch designer replacing teller lines with collaborative spaces

First-ever interior designer for U.S. Bank branches works to bring relationship-focused experiences to customers.

Bank provides payment-free autos to two Gold Star families in San Diego

The gifts are part of the U.S. Bank Driven to Serve initiative done in partnership with the Freedom Alliance

Bank gives students time with Junior Achievement as part of Innovation Award

Junior Achievement and U.S. Bank have been connected for decades through volunteer events, grant awards and other partnerships

Urban Institute helps U.S. Bank create a measurement framework for social impact

The goal is to measure not only what the company does through U.S. Bank Access Commitment, but is it making a difference?

Update on U.S. Bank’s efforts to help people build wealth, close persistent racial wealth gap

U.S. Bank partners with Urban Institute to create pathways to wealth.

Two years later, U.S. Bank Access Commitment recognizes milestones

Recent initiatives include expanding a collaboration with CDFIs to invest in developers of color and the creation of Business Access Advisors and Access Home.

Trading rubber soles for rubber wheels to gain new perspectives

A team of U.S. Bank colleagues participated in the inaugural Play for Inclusion 3v3 Wheelchair Basketball Charitable Tournament in Milwaukee.

Why this serial entrepreneur chose to join a 150-year-old bank

Ian Eslick is head of enterprise engineering, technology strategy and modernization at U.S. Bank.

Q&A: What is a chief ethics officer?

U.S. Bank recently created the new role.

Videos: U.S. Bank attracting top fintech entrepreneurs with a digital approach

With help from fintech partnerships and acquisitions, U.S. Bank is combining banking, payments and software into a suite of holistic solutions that are delighting customers and driving loyalty.

Video: 'Driven to Serve,' Minnesota Vikings honor Gold Star families

In honor of Military Appreciation Month and Memorial Day, three families who lost a loved one in the line of duty received a vehicle.

Veteran wins U.S. Bank Foundation Cleantech award for eco-friendly furniture

North Carolina entrepreneur will receive a $25,000 grant and a year-long mentorship as part of third-annual Cleantech Inclusion Award.

Veteran receives mortgage-free home

Through the U.S. Bank HOME program, U.S. Army Sergeant Xanthin Luptak receives 23rd home donation — and first in Tennessee

Using cloud technology to make payments instant and connected

With hackathons, U.S. Bank brings together technologists and business experts to develop solutions that meet client needs.

USBCDC finances $50 million in capital to CDFIs amid pandemic

The seven CDFIs receiving capital are across the country.

U.S. Bank update: the work continues to help close the racial wealth gap

In 2022, U.S. Bank focused on a set of initiatives to help individuals and families build wealth

U.S. Bank unveils new roles to develop minority-owned businesses

Business Access Advisors, part of U.S. Bank Access Commitment, are in nine geographic areas.

U.S. Bank to donate Minneapolis branch to Seward Redesign for redevelopment

The 2800 E. Lake Street property will be redeveloped for housing, commercial and outdoor retail use and arts and cultural spaces.

U.S. Bank teams with PGA Tour golfer Collin Morikawa to support Youth on Course

The bank will donate five Youth on Course memberships for every birdie Morikawa makes.

Through community, El Camino Latino Center connects students with careers

U.S. Bank is one of five organizations housed within the Bellevue University center as part of a unique partnership.

This U.S. Banker created a new role teaching diverse youth about building wealth

Chris Taylor is channeling his passion and our core values to make a difference in his community.

This U.S. Bank branch on wheels brings new meaning to mobile banking

When disaster strikes, our Mobile Financial Center ensures customers have access to essential banking services.

The U.S. Bank Access Fund exists to help entrepreneurs like Joanna

The owner of a growing dessert catering business has received financing from U.S. Bank partner Grameen America.

Tennessee town ‘wouldn’t have a movie theater' without U.S. Bank

Newport Cinema 4 survived the pandemic and recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Technovation partnership inspires careers in STEM

Members of a team that pitched U.S. Bank executives their app ideas in 2018 have gone on to focus on science, technology, engineering and math in their college studies.

Taking an idea and running with it

U.S. Bank Project Manager Ted Gamble ran 200 miles to raise funds for a non-profit that creates jobs in Haiti involving recovered ocean-bound plastic.

Survey: Black Americans committed to helping families, communities financially

Importance of helping local community, leaving a lasting legacy shine through in survey responses from financially comfortable Black consumers.

Dynamic Dozen program helped U.S. Bank think through pandemic challenges

2020-21 reverse mentoring cohort kicked off in March 2020, just as world dramatically changed.

Supporting young entrepreneurs one cookie sale at a time with the Girl Scouts

U.S. Bank mobile app, virtual docu-signing among solutions helping Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri through their busiest time of year

Dr. Bernice King helps launch new Black Heritage BRG chapter at U.S. Bank

King spoke about living as a legacy to parents Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

DOORWAYS expands housing and services for people living with HIV/AIDS

U.S. Bank provided an $8 million investment to help the nonprofit expand its impact in St. Louis.

District manager helped blaze the trail for modern branch design

Mariam Abrahams reflects on her leadership path at the bank

CRE leader opens doors for clients and communities

Dhiren Patel talks about what drives him – and opportunities for change.

Creciendo Juntos: Growing together by learning together

U.S. Bank and Mercado on Fifth partner to provide financial education to the Quad Cities’ Hispanic business community.

Creative ideas, social media help keep L.A. family donut business rolling

As part of the U.S. Bank Lunar New Year celebration, the bank is providing California Donuts’ Year of the Rabbit donuts free to customers at select L.A. branches.

New ranking says U.S. Bank has been most essential bank amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Harris Poll ranking polled Americans on resolve, trustworthiness, responsiveness and permanence.

New U.S. Bank branch celebrates Pride and previews the future of banking

The branch is located in the first officially recognized LGBTQ+ neighborhood in the United States.

Supporting MDIs: Partnering with First Independence Bank

U.S. Bank helped FIB secure a new branch in Minneapolis, the 50-year-old bank's first location outside of Detroit.

Owensboro employees volunteer to teach local girls how to golf

Kentucky bankers join with Girls Inc. to share their knowledge of a sport that can provide key business connections.

U.S. Bank salutes Workshops for Warriors

Innovative program helps rebuild American manufacturing and the lives of veterans

#usbankroadtrip showcases the human side of banking at our branches

Videos from across the country will be released over the next five months on U.S. Bank social media channels.

U.S. Bank releases Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures report

The 2021 report details the bank’s progress on climate-related disclosures.

U.S. Bank releases 2021 ESG report

The report details the bank’s efforts to lead with core values, enable a sustainable future and increase equity, access and economic empowerment.

U.S. Bank receives “Outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act rating

Lending and Investment also given “Outstanding” ratings; Service receives “High Satisfactory” rating.

U.S. Bank receives $65 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocations

Funds will support projects focused on racial equity, closing the racial wealth gap.

U.S. Bank receives $60 million of New Markets Tax Credit allocation

Funds will be intentionally used to support projects, job creation in communities of color.

U.S. Bank raising minimum base pay for the second time this year

Effective later this year, all employees in the U.S. and Canada will make at least $20 per hour as part of the bank’s continued investment in its people and businesses.

U.S. Bank provides update on commitment to addressing economic inequities

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis a year ago, our company committed to several initiatives to address social and economic inequities.

U.S. Bank proudly supports “The Cheech,” dedicated to showcasing Chicano art

The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum is a public-private partnership with renowned comedian and Chicano art collector Cheech Marin, RAM and the City of Riverside.

U.S. Bank names Tim Welsh vice chairman of Consumer Banking Sales and Support

Welsh joins the bank from a consulting firm where he specialized in financial services and the consumer experience.

U.S. Bank names Sekou Kaalund new head of branch banking

Kaalund will lead the bank's branch and small business teams across its 26-state footprint.

U.S. Bank names Luke Wippler corporate treasurer

Wippler succeeds John Stern, who was appointed president of our Global Corporate Trust and Custody business last month.

U.S. Bank names Jodi Richard vice chair and chief risk officer

Richard will join the company's Managing Committee and report to Chairman, President and CEO Andy Cecere.

Superhero-inspired support of unstructured play in San Diego

Meet the U.S. Banker helping to make community possible with The New Children’s Museum and across the nation.

Study finds that U.S. Bank Student Scholarship Program boosts financial wellness

New research shows financial confidence and knowledge increase significantly with even just a small amount of education and training.

Students in Utah, Kentucky win U.S. Bank financial education scholarships

An aspiring physical therapist at Utah Tech and a civil engineering major at Western Kentucky University are winners of the U.S. Bank Student Scholarship program.

Community partnerships, U.S. Bank Focus Card drive affordable banking access

In California and beyond, U.S. Bank and community partners are helping hundreds and thousands of underbanked individuals receive affordable access to banking.

Cleveland holiday production led to strengthened community and new business

Great Lakes Theater first approached U.S. Bank to support the arts, later became a customer.

Cleantech entrepreneur Ciara May wants to recycle your hair

The Rebundle founder is $25,000 winner of the 2021 U.S. Bank Foundation Cleantech Inclusion Award.

Civil rights pioneers celebrate re-opening of former McDonogh Elementary

U.S. Bank among investors who helped fund the new Tate Eitienne Provost Center, dedicated to preserving the history of school desegregation and its role in the civil rights movement.

St. Louis-area community welcomes new small businesses and food hall

U.S. Bank provided key financing to create opportunities for the Black-owned businesses that call Carter Commons home.

Six reasons to #GiveTime this holiday season with volunteering

In honor of GivingTuesday, spreading holiday cheer is just one of the reasons to give back to our communities.

‘Shifting the narrative’ around people with disabilities

U.S. Bank is working to create an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive.

Setting a goal to teach core concepts of building wealth

U.S. Bank invested in Goalsetter, a financial education app for the entire family, which aims to help close the wealth gap and build a new generation of investors and savers.

U.S. Bank exec honored for ‘forging remarkable career’ after serving in Navy

Scott Lippert, who leads Payment Services Operations and the U.S. Bank Proud to Serve business resource group, recognized as a notable military veteran executive.

U.S. Bank named one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies

The Ethisphere Institute recognizes U.S. Bank for the ninth consecutive year

U.S. Bank named one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies

The Ethisphere Institute recognized U.S. Bank for the seventh consecutive year.

U.S. Bank named one of the 100 Best Companies for working parents

Notable programs on this year’s Seramount survey include benefits and childcare, employee support programs, and paid time off and leaves.

U.S. Bank named by LinkedIn to 50 best workplaces to grow your career

The Top Companies 2021 list recognizes companies that both attract and invest in talent.

U.S. Bank leader: Union Bank acquisition ‘game-changer’ for California customers

California customers to enjoy greater convenience, improved technology and continued focus on building strong communities, he says.

U.S. Bank Law Division recognized for diversity and inclusion leadership

The department’s initiatives to advance equal access to justice and foster equity in the legal profession have received recent acclaim.

U.S. Bank Law Division honors Alston & Bird with Invested in Diversity award

Fourth annual award recognizes outside counsel partners for advancing diversity in the legal profession.

U.S. Bank launches new vehicle shopping, ownership tools

Expanded digital capabilities simplify and streamline the experience.

Celebrating the Lunar New Year brings warmth on cold Chicago day

U.S. Bank has opportunities for everyone to ring in the Year of the Rabbit, including Lunar New Year Red Envelopes and custom-designed calendars.

Celebrating a technology milestone to help clients

Nearly 10,000 U.S. Bank client accounts migrated to new custody platform.

Building a pathway to homeownership with students in Little Rock, Arkansas

U.S. Bank volunteers join with Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids, Junior Achievement to teach the financial concepts as part of initiative to increase rates of Black homeownership.

Bringing mental health resources to a town in need

Jonathan Franklin, an employee based in Harvey, North Dakota, and his wife, Nicole, opened the first and only counseling center within 60 miles of the rural town after a spate of suicides.

Black Community Advisory Group launched to inform efforts to close wealth gap

U.S. Bank Access Commitment Advisory Group kicked off in March and is composed of Black business and community leaders.

Bank’s involvement with Autism Acceptance Month resonates with employee’s family

Tennessee employees, including one whose son has autism, volunteer at autism awareness event

Banker trades suits for black and white stripes during football season

U.S. Bank private wealth advisor Tyree Walton spends weekends officiating college football games.

Banker focuses on addressing wealth disparities among Black Americans

Marcus Brown works to expand access to capital

Aspiring college students win scholarship awards

The U.S. Bank Student Scholarship program, a sweepstakes for participants in financial education modules, continues to evolve in its 10th year.

An unexpected mission for a banker and National Guard member

Nas Iqbal is deployed in Kuwait and was sent to support the emergency evacuation in Afghanistan.

Scott Ford joins U.S. Bank as president of Wealth Management Affluent

Ford brings more than two decades of industry experience.

SBA honors U.S. Bank with award for loans to Black-owned businesses in Arkansas

Investments U.S. Bank has made in support of Black-owned businesses includes the creation of business access advisors, who can expand networking and business development opportunities for Black business owners.

San Diego banker teaches self-investment by paying it forward

Over the past three years, Brittny Ferguson has logged nearly 500 volunteer hours and won "Volunteer of the Year" from Junior Achievement of San Diego.

Sacramento raises the bar for U.S. Bank employee giving campaign

Market with less than 350 employees volunteers 1,200 hours during annual companywide campaign to provide direct support to nonprofits.

Ankit Bhatt needs help serving millions of customers

Our consumer digital leader is hiring customer-obsessed colleagues to shape the U.S. Bank Mobile App and more.

Andy Cecere to succeed Richard Davis as U.S. Bancorp CEO

Cecere has been with U.S. Bank since 1985 and has served as president and chief operating officer since January 2016.

Responding to tornadoes across our communities

U.S. Bank sends our mobile banking unit to impacted area, and activates our ATM network across the country to accept donations to the American Red Cross.

Responding to Hurricane Ian

U.S. Bank activates ATM network across the country to accept donations to the American Red Cross.

Responding to floods in California

U.S. Bank is providing a $25,000 grant to the Northern California Coastal Region Red Cross in support of disaster relief efforts.

Renewal House offers stability to women in recovery and their children

U.S. Bank investments helps Nashville agency expand.

Reflecting the communities we serve

U.S. Bank launches military flagship branch program in Tacoma, Washington.

Reckoning with the past to shape the future of DEI

Greg Cunningham reflects on a tour he took earlier this year to visit sites, museums and memorials dedicated to America’s race relations and civil rights history in Montgomery, Alabama.

Acts Housing and U.S. Bank team up to help create access to homeownership

U.S. Bank recently partnered with the nonprofit through its Access Home initiative to help increase Black homeownership in Milwaukee.

A 136-year ranching legacy lives on in Nebraska with U.S. Bank at its side

The Maddux Cattle Company in western Nebraska has strategically navigated the ups and downs of agriculture for four generations.

27-year-old aspiring teacher wins $20,000 scholarship from U.S. Bank

Tacoma, Wash., non-traditional college student Kimber Jones is a winner of the semiannual program.

Q&A with Kim McKee, Northeast regional manager, Commercial Real Estate

Building a Commercial Real Estate office in one of the country’s most competitive CRE markets takes dedication, knowledge and experience. Kim McKee explains how she did it, while also growing the portfolio from zero to multi-billion dollars.

Pitching in to help tornado-hit Kentucky

Employees’ agility, compassion and volunteerism make a huge impact.

Pickleball pro pulls from tennis background, competitive mindset

Data engineer Aanik Lohani has beaten some of the top pickleball players in the world

Payments operations leader recognized for paying it forward

Head of North American Operations for Elavon says follow your heart when giving to your community

Partnership aims to build wealth in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Black community

24/7 Blac, founded in 2020, is focused on financial empowerment programs including business creation, career readiness and homeownership.

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