U.S. Bank has appointed veteran Des Moines banker Bob Weiss as one of three leaders nationally to head community banking within the company’s Consumer and Business Banking team. Weiss has been named regional executive for U.S. Bank’s Community Central Division, which covers the Upper Midwest and Great Plains. He will be responsible for driving growth and creating strategies to bring “one U.S. Bank experience to all customers,” the Minneapolis-based bank said in a press release. Weiss, who has worked for the bank 31 years, was division president for Iowa and will continue to be based out of Des Moines. The new regional division he will oversee includes Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and a limited number of locations in border communities in Wyoming and Illinois. He will lead community banking for U.S. Bank with regional executives Liesl Schmidt in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Bill Jones in Paducah, Ky., who will head the West and East divisions, respectively. Together, they will lead 1,000 branch offices and 8,600 employees located in nonmetropolitan communities throughout U.S. Bank’s 26-state footprint. The new leadership structure follows the previously announced retirement of the current head of community banking, Mark Jorgenson, who will retire in December. The new division managers will report directly to Tim Welsh, vice chair of Consumer and Business Banking.