Gregory G. Cunningham

Greg Cunningham

Age: 60

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Greg Cunningham is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for U.S. Bank. Greg is also a member of the U.S. Bank Managing Committee reporting to the CEO Andy Cecere.  He joined the bank in 2015 as Vice President of Customer Engagement. Greg’s mission is to make diversity, equity and inclusion a business imperative, and he is responsible for leading the company’s Access Commitment; a $100 million annual commitment to help close racial wealth disparities. In order to do this, he focuses on workplace culture, customer loyalty, supplier diversity, and community outreach. His diversity, equity and inclusion expertise has been showcased in national and regional media outlets, including Fortune, Bloomberg, American Banker, Harvard Business Review and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. A recent profile of Greg in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal received a national journalism award. And Ebony Magazine included Greg on its Power 100 list in 2018. Greg was named a “Person of the Year” in 2020 by Twin Cities Business Magazine.

Greg spent the previous sixteen years at Target Corporation where he most recently led Lifestyle Marketing. He helped grow Target’s business and drove brand differentiation through cultural leadership. A few wins under Greg’s guidance include leading the marketing efforts for Target’s first entry into Manhattan, building multicultural expertise, and leading sports marketing for the organization.

Greg’s leadership vision states: “Leadership is not about you, it’s about your people. He places heart before head and brings vision, creativity, and relatability to those he meets. Colleagues call him a respected bridge builder and visionary.

His non-work engagements are a reflection of his worldview. Greg is a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (the Boule’) and serves on the National Board of Directors for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) the nation’s largest and most effective minority higher education organization.

Greg has a BA in marketing from UNCF member school Clark-Atlanta University and an MBA from Fordham University in New York City. He is a Pittsburgh native whose interests include reading, writing, sports, old movies, music, volunteering, exercising, and consuming “pop” culture. 

Greg chooses to spend as much time as possible with his amazing wife Jacqueline Lloyd Cunningham and their two children, Myles and Whitney.

His personal brand tag line: “I Bring Life to Brands.”


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