U.S. Bank has named Gailyn Johnson chief operating officer of U.S. Bank Wealth Management. Johnson will lead technology, operations, and corporate shared services, working with all wealth management business lines to better serve clients and accelerate growth, the bank said in a statement.

Johnson is a 23-year veteran of Wells Fargo in San Francisco.  Most recently, she served as senior managing director of Wells Fargo Advisor's Direct Financial Solutions, responsible for multi-channel investment services for mass affluent customers. She also previously served as chief operating officer for Wells Fargo Wealth Management and throughout the years led a number of strategic initiatives for Wells Fargo, according to U.S. Bank.

Mark Jordahl, president of U.S. Bank Wealth Management, acknowledged Johnson's credentials and experience. "She has a high level of expertise in delivering innovative products and services, re-engineering processes, leading operations and technology functions, and consistently achieving operational excellence," he said in a statement.

U.S. Bank is a subsidiary of Minnepolis-based U.S. Bancorp, a bank holding company with $353 billion in assets (as of June 30, 2012).