Leadership Team 

The U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc. leadership team which supports First American Funds is comprised of experienced executives representing each segment of our business. The firm is headed by Eric Thole, chief executive officer (CEO) of U.S. Bancorp Asset Management and president of First American Funds.

The Leadership Team includes:

Eric Thole

Eric Thole

CEO of U.S. Bancorp Asset Management and President of First American Funds
27 years of financial industry experience

Jim Palmer, CFA

Jim Palmer, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
34 years of financial industry experience

Kevin Breen

Kevin Breen

Head of Distribution and Strategy
24 years of financial industry experience

Ken Delecki

Ken Delecki

Head of Securities Lending
32 years of financial industry experience

Ruth Mayr

Ruth Mayr

Chief Compliance Officer
35 years of financial industry experience

Rick Ertel

Rick Ertel

General Counsel and Secretary
30 years of financial industry experience

Jill Stevenson

Jill Stevenson

Head of Operations and Fund Treasury
35 years of financial industry experience

Lisa Isaacson

Lisa Isaacson

Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives
23 years of financial industry experience

Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson

Finance Manager
22 years of financial industry experience

Kyle Rulau

Kyle Rulau

Senior Business Line Risk Manager
31 years of financial industry experience

Torie Wise

Torie Wise

Head of Business Solutions
14 years of financial industry experience