President and Chief Executive Officer, Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank
Curtis C. Farmer is President and Chief Executive Officer of Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank, where he is responsible for the Business Bank, Retail Bank, Wealth Management, Credit, Marketing, Technology and Operations. Farmer chairs Comerica’s Management Executive Committee and serves on the company’s Board of Directors.
Under Farmer’s direction, the Business Bank provides companies of all sizes with an array of credit and non-credit financial products and services. He leads more than 20 lines of business that provide comprehensive financial solutions to support the financial needs of Comerica’s commercial clients. These businesses include Middle Market and US Banking in addition to specialized businesses, such as Energy, Technology & Life Sciences, Entertainment, Commercial Real Estate, Mortgage Banking and Dealer Services, to name a few.
Farmer's responsibility for the Retail Bank includes more than 430 Comerica banking centers across Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and Texas, and advancing technology to provide customers with easier, more secure access. Additionally, he leads Comerica’s Wealth Management division – providing private banking, investment management and fiduciary advisory services to its Business Bank and Retail Bank clients.
Farmer joined Comerica as executive vice president of Wealth Management in 2008, from Wachovia Bank, where he spent 23 years, most recently serving as executive vice president and Wealth Management director. He was named Vice Chairman of Comerica's Retail Bank and Wealth Management divisions in 2011, and was named President, Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank in 2015, adding the Business Bank to his areas of responsibility. In 2018, Farmer’s responsibilities expanded to include Technology and Operations. In 2019, his responsibilities expanded again to include Credit. Farmer was named Chief Executive Officer and President on April 23, 2019.
Farmer holds a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University, where he also earned his master’s degree in business administration.
Farmer's board affiliations include Wake Forest University, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the Circle 10 Council of the Boys Scouts of America, where he currently serves as President.