Kate B. Quinn
Leading strategy and reputation for several Fortune 100 companies has put Kate Quinn at the center of multiple business transformations. She is known for her ability to see what others don’t or can’t, to tell the truth, and to transform and build brands, reputation and culture. She also is likely to make you laugh.
Known as a visionary and inspiring leader, Kate currently leads the efforts around strategy, reputation and digital transformation for U.S. Bancorp. In her role as Vice Chair and Chief Administrative Officer, she directs more than 2,000 employees and oversees corporate strategy, marketing, analytics, corporate social responsibility, digital capabilities and growth, public affairs and communications. She has been a member of the company’s Managing Committee since 2015. Kate is at the center of all internal and external challenges including digital transformation, activism, and company strategy. She has built U.S. Bank into a national brand, including a marketing blitz around Super Bowl LII and the positioning of U.S. Bank as one of the world’s most ethical companies.
Prior to her work at U.S. Bancorp, Kate was Chief Marketing Officer at Anthem, Inc., after serving as a Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer within The Hartford. She led product development, strategy and research at CIGNA, where she was one of the first to market and launch what is now the standard in healthcare: the health savings account (HSA) product. She has risen through the ranks quickly at each of the organizations she has worked due to her rare ability to not only see what needs to be done, but to get it done as well.
Kate is a self-starter who worked full-time and attended night school to earn her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix and her bachelor’s degree from Hunter College in New York City. She was invited to be a member of the Global 50 and has been named to the Most Powerful Woman in Banking list by American Banker magazine for the last three years.