Friday, June 24, 2011

Elavon Names Marianne Johnson Executive Vice President & Global Head of Product & Innovation

By Holly Lytle

ATLANTA – June 24, 2011 – Elavon, a leading global payments provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), has named Marianne Johnson as executive vice president and global head of product and innovation. Mrs. Johnson joins the executive leadership team in the company’s Atlanta-based corporate headquarters, and brings over 23-years of fnancial industry experience to her position at Elavon.

Prior to joining Elavon Mrs. Johnson served as senior vice president of U.S. growth and operations for Equifax where she held multiple leadership positions over the course of her 15-year tenure and was a key contributor to the company’s growth. She most recently was responsible for delivering new product innovation that resulted in significant revenue growth and the impetus for future innovations at Equifax.

“We are truly honored that Marianne chose to join our team at Elavon,” said Mike Passilla, president and CEO at Elavon. “Her successful reputation as a leader in driving innovative solutions delivery is aligned with our mission to drive growth for our customers and partners by enabling commerce around the world. We are confident that the contributions she will make here will further fuel our success in the quickly evolving payments industry.”

Mrs. Johnson also has previous experience in the healthcare industry and remains an active member of the Hospital Financial Management Association (HFMA). In addition to her participation in HFMA, she is an active member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and serves as a board member with Women in Technology (WIT), the organization that named her 2008 Woman of the Year in the Enterprise Category. Marianne was also recently honored as a Turknett Leadership Character Award Nominee and is an Ambassador the United Way, a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and sponsor and pilgrim for “Food for the Poor.”

About Elavon (www.elavon.com): Elavon is a part of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and provides end-to-end payment processing services to more than one million merchants in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico. Elavon markets solutions including credit and debit card processing, electronic gift cards, dynamic currency conversion, multi-currency support, and cross-border acquiring through multiple alliance channels including financial institutions, trade associations, third party sales agents as well as direct sales. Elavon’s suite of solutions is tailored to meet the needs of merchants in specialized markets such as retail, hospitality/T&E, health care, education and the public sector.

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