Elavon’s Marianne Johnson Named to Diversity Journal’s

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 10:48 am EST

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"Her positive example to women leaders is exemplary and one that U.S. Bank culture fosters in our organization."

Profiles in Diversity Journal® announced winners of its 13th annual Women Worth Watching® Award this month, including Elavon’s Marianne Johnson, executive vice president of global product and innovation. In her nearly 4 years at Elavon, a leading global payments provider and subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), Johnson has been responsible for driving innovation investments that position Elavon and the company’s partners and customers for growth. She also contributes her connection to the community and networking to her success.

At Elavon, Marianne leads a team focused on creating and delivering new product innovation to drive growth across Elavon’s entire geographic footprint. Most recently she established The Grove, a Mobile and e-Commerce innovation Center headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. and focused on delivering best in class innovations to the global marketplace. She also serves as a Board Member for Elavon’s Joint Venture with Banco Santander in Spain, on U.S. Bank’s Payments Innovation Council and is an executive member of the U.S. Payments Security Taskforce.

Long recognized as a leader in business and the community, Marianne was named Technology Association of Georgia’s (TAG) Women in Technology’s (WIT) Woman of the Year in the Enterprise Category in 2008. While she remains very active in the Atlanta-market with TAG and WIT, she has expanded her community involvement to include global causes, volunteering with U.S. Bank’s Women Leaders in Action (WLA), an organization focusing on internal networking, leadership development and giving back in a sustainable way.

“It has been my pleasure to watch Marianne evolve as a dynamic leader at Elavon,” said Pam Joseph, vice chair U.S. Bank Payment Services. “Her positive example to women leaders is exemplary and one that U.S. Bank culture fosters in our organization.”

Nominated by employers for their passion, their potential, and their positive influence both inside and outside the workplace, the Women Worth Watching winners represent corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits from across North America and Europe. The winners share insightful, though provoking first-person accounts of lessons learned during their careers—featured in the magazine’s print and online editions.

Since the Award’s inception in 2002, Women Worth Watching has featured nine women who have since assumed the role of CEO in Fortune 1000 organizations.

About Elavon ( www.elavon.com )

Elavon is wholly owned by U.S. Bancorp and provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than one million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico. As the #1 provider for airlines and a top five provider for hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education, Elavon’s innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses from small to enterprise-sized.

About Profiles in Diversity Journal® ( www.diversityjournal.com )

Profiles in Diversity Journal is a bimonthly magazine dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, higher education, and military sectors. For more than 16 years, the publication has helped to stimulate organizational change by showcasing the visionary leadership, innovative programs, and committed individuals that are making it happen. For more information, visit www.diversityjournal.com.

Contact:

Elavon Media Relations
Holly Maddox
Holly.maddox@elavon.com
M: 404-632-6088

Elavon’s Media Contact:

Cara Crifasi 
Corporate Communications 
+1 303-268-2412  
Cara.Crifasi@elavon.com

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