Andy Cecere leads the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. High-profile CEO Richard Davis passed a very weighty baton to him on April 18. Cecere, promoted from president and COO, now heads a company of about 73,000 employees well-positioned locally against a Wells Fargo struggling to emerge from a year of scandal. Cecere, a U.S. Bank employee since 1985, is now in charge of dealing with a slow-growth economy that has stressed the banking industry. He serves on the board of trustees at the University of St. Thomas and on the board of overseers of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.