Vice Chairman, Payment Services, US Bancorp
Ranked # 5 on this prestigious list, Pamela Joseph has received high praise for implementing a plan to mitigate the $300 million in revenue lost annually due to the Durbin Amendment, without imposing major price changes on consumer cardholders; rolling out a contactless EMV card in 2011, giving U.S. Bancorp bragging rights as the first U.S. bank to do so; and being first in the market with an instant credit application both on a mobile phone (Apple and Android) and on the iPad, allowing co-branded card partners to provide immediate credit card approval for store purchases.
Pamela A. Joseph is vice chairman of U.S. Bancorp Payment Services and chairman of Atlanta-based Elavon, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp. As a member of the 14-member managing committee at U.S. Bancorp, she is responsible for U.S. Bank Retail Payment Solutions, U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Solutions, Elavon Global Acquiring Solutions (formerly NOVA Information Systems and euroConex), and Elavon Financial Services, U.S. Bancorps chartered European financial institution.
Joseph manages U.S. Bancorps Retail and Corporate payment services which include credit, debit, prepaid and small business card programs, as well as corporate, purchasing and fleet card issuing. She also oversees Elavon, the fourth largest merchant acquirer in the U.S. and fourth largest in Europe specializing in providing credit and debit card payment processing, electronic check conversion and other value added services in the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada and Europe.
Joseph is a 25 year veteran of the financial services industry. Before joining Elavon in 1994, she served with Visa International as director over new market development. Prior to her tenure with VISA, Joseph served for more than eight years in the banking industry with Wells Fargo Bank.
In addition to her position at U.S. Bancorp, Joseph is a member of the board of directors of Paychex, Inc. a provider of payroll, human resource and benefits outsourcing solutions. She is a member of the board of directors for Centene Corporation, a multi-line health services enterprise that administers state Medicaid programs, and is also chairman of Gift of a Child, an organization that helps foster children find permanent families.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $264 billion in assets, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 6th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 2,847 banking offices and 5,183 ATMs in 24 states and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.