2022-09-20 | NYSE: CMA | Press release

DALLAS, September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Comerica Bank has appointed Trent Sampson, Jerry Collazo and Adriana Najera to its new South Dallas Business Banking team led by Group Director Derric Hicks.

“As a leading merchant bank, it is imperative that we raise expectations in all of the communities where we live and serve,” said Comerica Bank Dallas Market President. Amanda Mahaney. “For many years we have provided retail banking services and made community investments in the South of Dallas community. Going forward, Derric and his team will focus on finding access to capital solutions for underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses.”

Hicks, who joined the bank earlier this year, said he had assembled a team that best represented the diverse communities served by the team.

“This strong foundation will help our team build trust and cultivate key relationships as we continuously work to bridge the financial gap between conventional lending and meet the needs of businesses across our footprint.”

Sampson, who will serve as senior relationship manager with DFW South, has been an integral part of the north texas commercial banking community as well as Comerica for more than 25 years. The Southern (La.) University graduate earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics, then completed his studies at Southern Methodist University Southwest Banking Graduate School. Sampson volunteers for the North Texas Food Bank and teaches personal finance classes in low-to-moderate income communities as a member of Comerica’s Financial Education Squad.

Collazo, Business Banking Relationship Manager, has worked in the banking sector for over 15 years. Graduated from University of Texas at Arlington, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminology with a minor in Spanish. Collazo is active in the community, participating in financial education panels for SCORE in dallas and fort worth and the Mexican consulate office in Dallas.

Najera took on the role of Senior Lending Assistant after working on Comerica’s retail banking team for nearly three years. In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities, Najera is a member of Comerica’s North Texas Women’s Forum and Mi Gente (ERG) Employee Resource Groups, designed to recruit and retain talent as well as provide personal and professional development opportunities for women. and Latinos. employees, respectively.

The South Dallas Business Banking team is based in Comerica’s RL Thornton building (5201 E. RL Thornton; Dallas, TX 75223).

Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a Dallas-based financial services company, Texas, and strategically aligned with three business segments: commercial banking, retail banking and wealth management. Comerica focuses on relationships and helping people and businesses succeed. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank branches are found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select companies operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $86.9 billion as of June 30, 2022.

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