Monica L. Martinez
Comerica has been named to LATINO Magazine's 2018 "LATINO 100" list, recognizing the top 100 companies providing the most opportunities for Latinos in such areas as education, hiring, workforce diversity, minority business development, governance and philanthropy. This marks the sixth consecutive year Comerica has been named to the list.
Nominations were submitted both formally and informally to the publication by Latino nonprofits and community organizations, as well as the publication's readers, partners and stakeholders. The complete “LATINO 100” list can be found at www.latinomagazine.com.
The magazine highlighted Comerica’s diversity initiatives as a key factor in its placement on the list, stating "Comerica supports and promotes diversity, both internally with employees, and externally with customers and suppliers through a number of initiatives. The Hispanic Diversity Initiatives are primarily focused on developing relationships with external Hispanic communities, while the Hispanic Ambassador Teams are primarily focused on the professional development of Comerica employees.”
The magazine also noted the bank’s Hispanic Diversity Initiatives “are crucial in helping Comerica develop an understanding of the Hispanic market and developing partnerships with key community and opinion leaders in the Hispanic community.” Comerica’s Hispanic Ambassador Teams provide colleagues with opportunities for leadership, as well as both professional and personal development. Teams are comprised of Comerica employees who are interested in participating in activities on a volunteer basis to support in the bank’s outreach efforts in the Hispanic community.
“We are proud to be recognized with this honor,” said Monica L. Martinez, senior vice president and National Hispanic Business Affairs manager. “Comerica has a strong commitment to diversity, as reflected by our Hispanic outreach programs and other initiatives that positively impact the communities we serve, and the support of our dedicated employees.”
LATINO Magazine is the flagship publication of the Austin, Texas-based Latino Publishing Group, which focuses on issues, politics and culture. LATINO Magazine is published quarterly with a target audience of Latino opinion leaders, influencers, students, teachers, corporate executives, elected officials and members of Hispanic organizations.
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.