U.S. Bancorp’s Pamela Joseph and Leslie Godridge among American Banker
Magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Banking”
MINNEAPOLIS -- September 19, 2013
American Banker magazine has named two U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) women among
its “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.” Pamela Joseph and Leslie Godridge are
honored in the magazine’s 2013 “Most Powerful Women in Banking,” which is
featured in its October issue.
Joseph, vice chair and head of U.S. Bancorp’s payment services division,
earned the #4 position for 2013. This is the eighth year that she has been
included in the most powerful women ranking. Joseph’s division, with revenues
reaching $4.7 billion in 2012, continues to grow and innovate, bringing new
products and strategies to market.
Godridge, executive vice president of national corporate and institutional
banking, earned the #16 position on the list of most powerful women. This is
the third consecutive year she has been included in the “Most Powerful Women
in Banking” list. Since Godridge joined U.S. Bank in 2007, the national
corporate and institutional portfolio grew more than 50 percent, generating
over $1 billion in annual revenue across all product lines.
“It’s an honor to see Pam and Leslie recognized for what those of us inside
U.S. Bancorp know about them, their significant contributions to our company
and the industry,” said Richard Davis, chairman, president and chief executive
officer (CEO) of U.S. Bancorp. “Their commitment to the company, its clients,
employees and shareholders is unwavering. They lead by example, and their
business acumen, combined with their philanthropic and humanitarian work, are
As chairman of Women Leaders in Action (WLA), Joseph leads a senior group of
women in the payment services organization who raised a significant amount of
money to enhance and further the education of orphaned children in Africa. In
2012 and 2013, WLA began to support Heart for Africa, which is assisting
abandoned children in Swaziland. WLA funded the building and outfitting of a
preschool in Swaziland. The team will return this fall to Kenya to visit seven
schools that they are currently partnering with to support students from the
ages of two to 22.
Godridge was honored this year for her leadership at U.S. Bank and her
commitment to the community by the UJA-Federation of New York’s Wall Street &
Financial Services Division. Godridge was recognized at its annual banking and
finance event that celebrates the business and philanthropic achievements of
individuals who inspire others through their dedication, generosity and
leadership. She joins an elite group of past honorees, who, over the last six
years, have been CEO’s or chairmen of major financial institutions.
U.S. Bancorp, with $353 billion in assets as of June 30, 2013, is the parent
company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States.
Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the company operates 3,087
banking offices in 25 states and 5,032 ATM and provides a comprehensive line
of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment
services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S.
Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.
Amy Frantti, Public Relations, 612-303-0733
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