U.S. Bank has promoted Thomas Roberts to the position of region manager and head of U.S. Bank’s branch network for the Washington Metropolitan Region. He succeeds Chris Heman, who became president of U.S. Bank in Washington earlier this year.

Roberts is a 23-year banking veteran, starting as a teller and working his way into top leadership positions. Most recently, he was a district manager for U.S. Bank in the San Francisco region, where he had been for 8 years. In his new role, he will lead 650 employees at 70 branches in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Bellevue, Everett and the surrounding areas.

“Seattle is an important market for U.S. Bank,” said John Elmore, vice chairman of community banking and branch delivery at U.S. Bank. “We have a strong team serving our Puget Sound consumer and business customers. I'm proud of U.S. Bank's legacy in the market and I know Thomas will continue that momentum in the future.”

Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University, and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, where he wrote a thesis about “Leading the Millennial Generation in Retail Banking.”