Comerica Bank Demonstrates Support for Employee Service in the National Guard and Reserve

Nov 3, 2017

DALLAS, Nov. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced that Peter Sefzik, Comerica Bank Texas Market President, signed a Statement of Support for the National Guard and Reserve. The signing ceremony took place at the Comerica Bank Tower in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 2. Sefzik was joined by Craig McKinley, ESGR National Chairman.

SIGNING DAY: Comerica and ESGR Representatives

The Statement of Support confirms Comerica Bank joins other employers in pledging:

  • We fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA). 
  • Our managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
  • We appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
  • We will continually recognize and support our country's service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war.

"Today supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's National Guard and Reserve units. The ESGR Statement of Support program is the cornerstone of ESGR's efforts to gain and maintain employer support. The intent of this program is to increase employer support by encouraging participating employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military," said McKinley. "Comerica Bank is setting a high standard for all financial institutions to follow by providing above and beyond support of the nation's veterans, many of whom currently serve in the National Guard and Reserve."

"By meeting the Statement of Support criteria, Comerica Bank will stand proudly with their National Guard and Reserve employees who continue to answer our nation's call to defend our way of life.  Their personal sacrifices are essential to the strength of our nation," added McKinley.

"Comerica's support of the National Guard and Reserve reaffirms our proud commitment to provide career opportunities to the brave men and women who serve our country," Sefzik said. "They bring leadership, discipline, initiative and unique problem-solving skills to the workplace, which make them ideally suited for a variety of professions. When companies hire our military members, we all benefit."

About Comerica Bank  

Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico.

About ESGR

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service.  ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

More information about ESGR Employer Outreach initiatives and volunteer opportunities is available at


SOURCE Comerica Bank

For further information: Comerica Contact: Carmen Branch, (214) 462-6681,; ESGR Contact: Tom Bullock, (571) 372-0709,