Hickman is a graduate of Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a marketing emphasis. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School, as well as the National Retail Sales Program. Hickman’s banking career spans nearly 28 years, and all but the first two years have been with Key Bank or its regional predecessor in Idaho. His early career functions were classic management training steps including loan officer and branch management roles. Prior to taking on the district president responsibilities at Key Bank in 2003, Hickman spent 10 years starting and building a private banking department.About U.S. BankWith roots dating back to 1867, U.S. Bank is the second-largest retail bank in the Treasure Valley with 37 branches, and employs more than 400 people. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $354 billion in assets as of December 31, 2012, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,084 banking offices in 25 states and 5,065 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.