James Kelligrew

Jim Kelligrew

Age: 57

Vice Chair and Head of Corporate & Commercial Banking

Jim Kelligrew heads Corporate & Commercial Banking (CCB), one of the four major business lines at U.S. Bank. CCB serves a wide range of clients, including middle market, large corporate, and commercial real estate, as well as not-for-profits, government, and financial institutions. Jim is part of the U.S. Bancorp Managing Committee, made up of the company’s highest-ranking executives. He also serves as executive sponsor for the employee Development Network.

Jim joined U.S. Bank in 2009 to establish its High Grade Fixed Income business. In 2015, he was named head of Fixed Income & Capital Markets. Less than one year later, he became vice chair and co-head of CCB, and in 2020, he was promoted to his current role leading the entire Corporate & Commercial Banking business line.

Jim is a 35-year markets and banking industry veteran. Prior to joining U.S. Bancorp, he spent six years at Wells Fargo/Wachovia Securities and ten years at Bank of America Securities. During this time, he led a variety of Capital Markets-related groups. Jim started his career at Lehman Brothers, where he worked in New York and London.

Education and Credentials

Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Michigan and is a board member of InspereX. He has previously served on the boards of SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association), MarketAxess, Incapital, and ABASA (The ABA Securities Association).

Jim makes his home in Charlotte, NC. He’s a community advocate and actively involved in several not-for-profit organizations that support diverse communities in Charlotte. He is the founder of Banking on Our Community, an annual event that brings together Charlotte’s banking community to support local charitable organizations. (To date, it has raised over $1 million.) Jim sits on the advisory board of the John Crosland School, as well as the parent council for Elon University. He also volunteers as a head coach for Charlotte Junior Girls Soccer.


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