2019: The Year in Photos

A collection of our favorite shots from a year in which we launched a national expansion, a digital office, a new community giving fund, and much more

January

Amanda Thorne and Todder Moning from our innovation team checked out the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to think up the future of banking.

Marine Corps veteran Andrea Bruns and her daughter Adalee were welcomed into their new mortgage-free home we donated in partnership with Freedom Alliance.

U.S. Bancorp Chairman, President and CEO Andy Cecere takes the stage to host our all-employee meeting from the Target Center in Minneapolis.

February

Our subsidiary Elavon opened a new headquarters office in Atlanta to accommodate growth in that market and globally.

Jesiah Brock is transforming lives in Cincinnati as a leader at the YMCA, an organization we partner with across the country. 

Competitive-skier-turned-commercial-banker Jennifer Kaufman poses on the top of a mountain in Aspen, Colorado.

March

U.S. Bank Chief Credit Officer Mark Runkel plunged into a freezing cold lake to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota, for which his his son is an athlete. 

Truck driver Charlton Paul speaks at an event we hosted with Minneapolis nonprofit North@Work about addressing the workforce shortage in trucking.

Through the Dynamic Dozen program, each year a group of millennial employees serve as reverse mentors for our executive management team.

April

We have established a number of experience labs using agile development and customer co-creation to fuel digital innovation such as our new mobile app.

John McCoy shared his experience as an employee with autism at U.S. Bank, which was named a Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.

Author Chelsea Addison spoke at a U.S. Bank millennial entrepreneurship event about her financial education book, Savannah’s Savings Jar.

May

Middle and high school girls visited the U.S. Bank boardroom to pitch ideas for apps they created as part of national coding competition, Technovation.

U.S. Bank employees teamed up with Fargo, North Dakota, Mayor Tim Mahoney to fill sandbags in preparation for expected floods.

LaTwana Scott sits in her Arkansas restaurant, Sweet Mama T’s, which she opened with our community development financing help.

June

We redesigned our West Hollywood, California, branch to reflect the LGBTQ pride of the surrounding community.

Our chief innovation officer Dominic Venturo interviews author Simone Ahuja about intrapreneurship to kick off the second season of the U.S. Bank Podcast.

We hosted field trips across the country as part of a national partnership with nonprofit Girls Who Code.

July

Our branch manager Glynda Dickinson helped customers conduct transactions in the bank vault after sirens went off during a tornado in Hartville, Missouri.

Kids play at a ribbon cutting event for a Boys & Girls Club location that was renovated through a partnership between U.S. Bank and the San Diego Padres.

Our branded food truck has been across the country dishing out free food from local small business customers and digital banking tips.

August

Our Consumer & Business Banking executive Tim Welsh talks with media at an event announcing our $1 million contribution to fund a pedestrian trail in Charlotte.

We celebrated Nikko and other #dogsofusbank with Instagram posts all year long.

During our annual giving campaign, employees (such as branch manager Brittny Ferguson, pictured) donated more than $10 million and volunteered 35,000 hours.

September

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Jarrett Culver plays with kids at a basketball court that was refurbished through our partnership with the team.

Director Rodney Lucas speaks at a screening of our latest national television spot, which highlights the historic Pullman neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

Our chief digital officer Derek White spoke about the future of banking at The Atlantic Festival in Washington, D.C. 

October

We opened a new branch in Charlotte, North Carolina, our first-ever retail location on the East Coast.

Minneapolis College students participated in a hackathon that we hosted to support students pursuing careers in high-demand technology fields.

Girl Scouts and U.S. Bank employees sit at a groundbreaking for an environmental learning lab that we funded for the organization in Southern California.

November

Todd O’Neal, and his family, was one of four veterans who received mortgage-free homes from U.S. Bank and Freedom Alliance on Veterans Day. 

Our subsidiary Elavon provided contactless payment terminals to The Royal British Legion for its iconic Poppy Appeal fundraiser.

Live on Good Morning America, we surprised Nashville theater director Cori Anne Laemmel with a donation to help her continue teaching arts education.

December

Cody Marshall stands in the New Orleans neighborhood he grew up in and later helped redesign with our community development financing help.

Our chief social responsibility officer Reba Dominski does a video interview at youth-focused nonprofit Juxtaposition Arts in North Minneapolis.

John Campbell shared how his past has shaped his present and future after being recognized as a 2019 Business Leader of Color honoree by Chicago United.