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Barbara Hoose

Barbara Hoose

Barbara Hoose is Senior Vice President & Manager, Metro Custom Underwriting of US Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. Custom Underwriting is decentralized in pods across the US Bank territory and is the upper end of small business, above the dollar amounts of the Small Business Lending Center, but before Commercial Banking, It also includes Specialty Lending and Pilots. With over 35 years of banking experience Barbara is known as a forward-thinking small business leader. Barbara was on full-time contract work with the US Bank SBA Division and then later acquisition integration work during 2010. Before her permanent role with Custom in Jan 2011, Barbara spent her time in a variety of roles within the banking industry. This included a start up of Small Business at Chevy Chase Bank in Bethesda, Maryland which was acquired by Capital One Bank and 28 years with Union Bank in California where she and her team founded the Small Business segment starting in 1997 which became very successful in credit and sales.Barbara is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.A. in International Relations and holds a Masters in Business Administration in International Management, with Honors from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management.