CLEARWATER, Fla. (October 2, 2013) — Jennifer Steans, Chairman and a founding Director of USAmeriBancorp, Inc., has been named one of “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” by American Banker magazine.
Jennifer is CEO of Financial Investments Corp., a highly successful company that has significant ownership stakes in USAmeriBancorp, which has $2.7 billion in assets; and Cole Taylor Bank, a Chicago-based institution with $5.9 billion in assets. USAmeriBancorp is the parent company of USAmeriBank, which has become a leading bank in the Tampa Bay area while also growing its Alabama-based division, Aliant Bank.
She has been in the financial services industry her entire working career, and launched Financial Investments Corp. in 1994 with her father, Harrison Steans, who was previously Chairman of LaSalle Bank (now part of Bank of America).
The prestigious American Banker list includes such highly regarded leaders as Abigail Johnson, President of Fidelity Financial Services; and Mary Callahan Eades, CEO of JPMorgan Asset Management.
“This honor shows how well respected Jennifer is in the world of banking and finance,” said Joseph V. Chillura, CEO of USAmeriBancorp. “We benefit every day from her knowledge and skill – she has been a driving force in our success as a company.”
To see the entire American Banker list of “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance,” click here: http://www.americanbanker.com/wib_gallery/the-25-most-powerful-women-in-finance-2013-1062210-1.html.
USAmeriBank is an independent, non-public bank based in Clearwater, Fla. that has established itself as an outstanding middle-market financial institution. The bank serves the needs of individuals and businesses in the Tampa Bay area by providing a high-level of personalized service and attention to a targeted customer base. USAmeriBank’s parent company is USAmeriBancorp, Inc. More information is available at www.USAmeriBank.com.