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U.S. Bank announces expanded leadership team for its Minnesota Community Banking footprint

U.S. Bank


St. Cloud, Minnesota - (May 5, 2021) – U.S. Bank has appointed two St. Cloud natives to top roles to lead the bank’s community banking footprint in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. 

Mike Markman expanded his Region President role from overseeing branches in northern Minnesota to include all of Minnesota, with the exception of the Twin Cities metro area. He will also oversee operations in La Crosse, WI. As region president, Markman will be responsible for driving growth and creating strategies to bring a one U.S Bank experience to all customers in Minnesota and La Crosse.

“I’m excited to lead U.S. Bank’s community banking efforts in my home state,” said Markman. “It’s been an honor to make an impact in northern Minnesota and I’m excited to do the same in Mankato.”

Markman earned a finance degree from St. Cloud State University. He is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Commercial Lending Graduate School and the MBA Commercial Lending School. He began his career with Zapp Bank in 1982 before joining U.S. Bank in 1992 as a Commercial Banking Relationship Manager. He is deeply committed to the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Governance Committee of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC). He recently received the GSDC Leadership Award, which recognized his exceptional contributions to advancing their mission of growing the regional economy. Markman will continue to be based in St. Cloud and will report to Bob Weiss, community banking regional executive.

Scott Lahr was promoted to Commercial Team Lead and will be responsible for overseeing commercial banking across Minnesota, with the exception of the Twin Cities metro. He will also oversee commercial banking in La Crosse, WI. In this role, Lahr will help middle market clients find tools and products to help achieve their financial goals. Lahr was also promoted to St. Cloud Market President, where he will be based. He will report to Carl Wynja, commercial banking division manager.

“At U.S. Bank our mission is to power human potential and I’m truly thrilled to bring this mission to life across Minnesota and western Wisconsin,” said Lahr.

He has been with U.S. Bank for 25 years and has served in various roles, including the last 17 years in Commercial Banking. Lahr earned his finance degree from St. Cloud State University. He has served on numerous non-profit boards and currently serves on the Board for The St. Cloud Area Family YMCA. 

About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp, with nearly 70,000 employees and $554 billion in assets as of December 31, 2020, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The Minneapolis-based bank blends its relationship teams, branches and ATM network with digital tools that allow customers to bank when, where and how they prefer. U.S. Bank is committed to serving its millions of retail, business, wealth management, payment, commercial, corporate, and investment customers across the country and around the world as a trusted and responsible financial partner. This commitment continues to earn a spot on the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list and puts U.S. Bank in the top 5% of global companies assessed on the CDP A List for climate change action. Visit usbank.com for more.

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Evan Lapiska, U.S. Bank




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