LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rick Hartnack, retired vice chairman and head of consumer and small business banking at U.S. Bank, was honored by the California Bankers Association with the “Distinguished Banker of the Year” award.
The honor, presented at the CBA’s annual Bank Presidents Seminar on January 9, recognizes Hartnak’s 43-year career in banking. He joined U.S. Bank in April 2005 where he retired as vice chairman of consumer banking and member of the company’s managing committee in 2013.
In addition to his distinguished banking career, Hartnack was a pilot in the Marines from 1967 to 1971, flying 220 combat missions over Southeast Asia. He was awarded 14 Air Medals and the Navy Commendation Medal. He was instrumental in bolstering U.S. Bank’s programs for veteran customers, employees and their families.
“Rick has been an instrumental leader not only for the banking industry, but for the communities he has served, and in a most significant way for our country. He has undeniably led a life of vigorous success and meaning, and we are thrilled that he is being honored for his legacy,” said Sean Foley, regional president of U.S. Bank in Southern California and vice chair of the CBA board.
Hartnack was a past chairman of the CBA. He also served as a member of CBA’s Banker Benefits board of directors, as chairman of its Privacy Task Force and a member of our Public Affairs Fund Administrative Committee. He will be profiled in the January/February issue of the CBA’s magazine.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $403 billion in assets as of December 31, 2014, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,176 banking offices in 25 states and 5,022 ATMs 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.