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We have some very exciting news to share as an organization. Richard Davis, the former Chairman, President, and CEO of U.S. Bank has joined our Advisory Board!

Richard is a luminary of ethical finance leadership. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, including spending 2006 to 2017 leading U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. Under his leadership, the institution became recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute in 2014, an award it’s received every year since.

Richard also has an impressive track record of governance and nonprofit leadership. He is on the Board of Directors for many large for profit companies, including MasterCard, and several leading nonprofits, including The American Red Cross. After leading U.S. Bank he stepped in to become the CEO and President of Make-A-Wish America, where he serves today.

More important than his accolades, Richard exemplifies the character and values we stand for at Scholars of finance. Every time you interact with him his genuine humility, integrity, compassion, curiosity, and courage all shine through.

Looking back on his career, we can say with confidence that Richard has helped make finance a force for good, and we are very excited to have him join our Advisory Board to help all of us at SOF do the same.

To learn more about Richard and the experience and values he brings to our board, you can check out his profile on our website here

If you’d like to extend Richard a warm welcome into the Scholars of Finance community, you can do so by sending an email to, and we’ll forward it along.

Thanks again for all of your support and, in the meantime, we hope you have a great rest of your week.



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