Retired Vice Chairman and Head of Consumer and Small Business Banking
Richard C. Hartnack was vice chairman and head of consumer and small business banking at U.S. Bancorp, until his retirement in February 2013. Prior to joining U.S. Bancorp in 2005, Mr. Hartnack served as vice chairman, director and head of the community banking group at Union Bank of California since 1991. Previously, he was executive vice president at First Chicago Corporation where he was responsible for community banking. Earlier, he was in charge of corporate banking at First Interstate Bank of Oregon, where he began his banking career in 1971. Since July 2014, Mr. Hartnack has been Non-Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Synchrony Financial and its wholly owned subsidiary Synchrony Bank. He is a past director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, MasterCard International (U.S. Region), UnionBanCal Corporation and U.S. Bank (a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp). He also previously served as chairman of the California Bankers Association and the Bank Administration Institute.