I'm honored to introduce myself as the new editor of U.S. Banker.

When I was invited to take this post, I was well aware of the heavy responsibility it conferred. Across 120 years of publication, U.S. Banker has built a tradition of great journalism about banking. I'm committed to upholding that tradition. And I'm also committed to having some fun in the process.

As a 12-year veteran on the commercial banking beat, most recently as a senior editor at American Banker (a sister publication and SourceMedia's flagship), I've observed up close U.S. Banker's reinvention by my predecessor. On Holly Sraeel's watch, readers of U.S. Banker were introduced to a powerful editorial experience: A perennially fresh, visually compelling, and energetically written business publication that speaks directly to their interests.

Today, U.S. Banker is the place industry executives go to "meet" peers, hear their stories, and understand the challenges they face. It's a must-read resource for bankers looking to get a fix on the ideas, trends, and best practices that are changing their business.

Such dynamism is a central element of U.S. Banker's editorial voice. And such a commitment to thought-leadership is vital to its editorial mission. My colleagues and I look forward to maintaining this great foundation and to building upon it.

Two more things before I turn you loose on this month's issue.

First, for those of you who don't already make a habit of visiting US-Banker.com, I urge you to check it out. Not only does it offer access to all of this magazine's great coverage, but it's also a gateway to SourceMedia's full range of content, including a searchable archive, breaking news and data, access to email newsletters, information about products, services, and events, and more.

Second, we want your feedback. One of the most important things editors do is communicate with readers. We want to know what's on your mind. We value your comments, complaints, and questions. Call early, call often. Or drop me an email. And I will be reaching out to you, as well.

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