Leslie Godridge, vice chairman and co-head of wholesale banking, and Kate Quinn, vice chairman and chief administrative officer at U.S. Bank, have been honored by American Banker Magazine among the "Most Powerful Women in Banking" for 2017. Honorees will be celebrated in a ceremony hosted by American Banker in New York City in October.
"Leslie and Kate are dedicated leaders who are helping us shape the future of U.S. Bank while influencing the day-to-day activities that drive our success," said Andy Cecere, president and CEO. "We are honored to celebrate this accomplishment, as people throughout our business look to them to model what it means to lead with trust, integrity and strength."
Godridge (below), who joined U.S. Bank in 2007, is at the helm of U.S. Bank Wholesale Banking, one of the company's four primary business lines. She was promoted to the company's managing committee as a vice chairman in early 2016, and oversees growing business in national corporate banking, global treasury management, public and nonprofit finance, international banking and corporate specialized industries. Once regionally focused, the company's national corporate business banking now has national recognition thanks to Godridge's leadership.
Quinn (below), who joined U.S. Bank in 2013, oversees one of the most high-profile divisions of the company in recent years, and has been the driving force behind U.S. Bank's corporate strategy and brand transformation. U.S. Bank has a reputation as one of the most admired banks in the financial industry, and Quinn's work has ensured that the culture continues to expand its reach. Quinn brought an aggressive strategy to unify the company's brand, proactively manage its reputation as one of the most trusted choices in the industry, establish a strategic framework for future growth, and oversee the human resources efforts to build and live the brand from the inside out.
U.S. Bank has been consistently recognized in the "Most Powerful Women in Banking" since the program’s inception. Godridge ranked 15th on the Women in Banking list and Quinn was ninth on the list of Women to Watch in 2017.
"Leslie and Kate are among the exceptional leaders moving this industry forward," said Executive Editor Bonnie McGeer, who chairs American Banker's Women in Banking Editorial Committee. "The women selected for this honor are tackling tough business challenges with great success. The vision they bring to their work – their diverse skill sets and extensive strategic responsibilities – show that there are many ways to have a big impact."
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $464 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,088 banking offices in 25 states and 4,826 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
Rebekah Fawcett, U.S. Bank Public Affairs and Communications