Longtime Kansas City resident and Head of Community Banking at U.S. Bank, Mark Jorgenson, announced plans to retire at the end of 2020.
Jorgenson’s announcement follows 39 years of work in banking including the last four years serving as Head of Community Banking.
“For me personally, it’s still hard to believe that I’ll be retiring later this year from a career that I have truly enjoyed,” Jorgenson said. “I was asked years ago why I do what I do. My answer was and still is that I want to help people. My hope is that in some small way, I have been able to share that ethos with every person that I’ve had the privilege of working with.”
The veteran banker led more than 1,000 branch offices and 8,600 employees located in non-metropolitan communities throughout U.S. Bank’s 26-state footprint. Jorgenson was tapped to head Community Banking in 2016 after serving as regional president leading commercial business banking in Kansas City and St. Louis. Jorgenson has been a banker in Kansas City for as long as he has been with U.S. Bank and its predecessor companies, where he started in June 1981.
In preparation for his retirement, Jorgenson helped create a new Community Banking structure of leadership split into three divisions that will be led by division mangers Bill Jones (based in Paducah, KY), Liesl Schmidt (based in Colorado Springs, CO) and Bob Weiss (based in Des Moines, IA).