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2020 Trusted Advisers Banker: Janet Weber

U.S. Bank

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As a wealth management banker at U.S. Bank, Janet Weber knows how to grow a business.

She comes to the role with over 20 years of private banking, marketing and sales experience behind her, honed at such institutions as Metropolitan National Bank, Regions Financial Corp. and Central Bank of the Ozarks. Weber also oversaw a multimillion-dollar sales portfolio while working as regional sales director at Compassus.

In her role as community wealth management banker, Weber offers private banking and customized lending solutions for clients while also utilizing the investment resources of U.S. Bank. She is a member of the Missouri Bankers Association and the American Bankers Association, where she is engaged in ongoing learning opportunities, currently focusing on new wealth management strategies.

Weber works with a team of 27 employees locally, but the Springfield operation is part of U.S. Bank’s system of 3,067 offices and 70,000 employees.

With the power of a nationwide network behind her, Weber emphasizes her ability to provide top-tier service with a personal touch.

“I pride myself on accessibility and on bringing the bank and white-glove service to my clients, whether I’m meeting with them at 6 a.m. in their manufacturing plant or Saturday evening at their home to sign documents,” she says.

Weber’s dedication to her work means she’s often on the clock whenever her clients are – even if the bank’s doors have been locked for the day.

She recounts working on a Sunday evening to open an account and issue ATM cards for a client’s child who was leaving for college the next morning, and also spending another Sunday evening preparing $14,000 in cash to be picked up through the drive-thru window for a tractor sale on a Monday morning.

Other times, Weber’s dedication is shown through relentless advocacy for her clients. She’ll often dig for documents on the state of Missouri’s websites so as not to trouble clients to gather documentation themselves.

Recently, during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of Weber’s clients experienced a 45% increase in projects at his company. In order to secure the funds needed to return to business, the company needed a Paycheck Protection Program loan.

During the application process, Weber was on the phone around the clock working to secure the loan so her client could pay his employees the salary they needed to return to work.

“I want all people to feel loved and cared for, so in my role, I am deeply committed to an excellent client experience,” she says.

Weber’s dedication to helping others extends to her personal life, too. She is involved in the Mercy Health Foundation’s Women with a Mission and the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative; has served on the boards of Foundation for Springfield Public Schools and the Springfield Catholic Schools Foundation board; and is a member of Southeast Rotary Club and an alumni of Leadership Springfield Class 11.

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