Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp Asset Management said Dale Kurtz has been named the firm's new key accounts manager for U.S. Bancorp Asset Management and First American Funds. Kurtz will focus on establishing strategic asset-management relationships to increase distribution of the firm's investment products and services through third-party channels.

"Under Dale's leadership, we have strategic plans to expand our sales efforts outside our successful internal sales channels," said John Gibas, senior managing director. "Dale's appointment underscores our drive to expand and broaden our distribution capabilities through strategic, third-party partnerships."

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