Vice Chairman and Co-Head of Wholesale Banking, U.S. Bancorp

U.S. Bancorp wouldn't have much of a wholesale banking business without Leslie Godridge.

The wholesale unit's two main business lines are national corporate banking and global treasury management and Godridge, who joined U.S. Bancorp in 2007, has been the driving force in the growth of both.

First she built the corporate banking unit from a regional player largely confined to the bank's footprint into a national powerhouse that serves more than 1,500 clients and whose loan volume is growing 9.1% a year. Then, in 2014, she took over global treasury management and transformed a money-losing unit into a significant revenue producer.

Godridge in January was promoted to vice chairman and co-head of wholesale banking, one of U.S. Bank's four main business lines. She now also oversees public and nonprofit finance, international banking, corporate specialized industries and several other lines in wholesale banking.

Godridge's influence at the firm extends beyond wholesale banking. She sits on a number of high-ranking committees at the $438 billion-asset U.S. Bancorp, including its management committee and emerging payments and innovation council.

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