Curtis C. Farmer
President, Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank
Curtis C. Farmer is President of Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank, where he is responsible for the Business Bank, Retail Bank and Wealth Management. Farmer is a member of Comerica’s Management Executive Committee and in July 2018 was appointed to the Comerica Incorporated 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 growth, cash, risk and wealth needs of Comerica’s commercial clients. These businesses include Middle Market Banking and US Banking in addition to specialized businesses, such as Energy, Technology & Life Sciences, Entertainment, Environmental Services, Commercial Real Estate, Mortgage Banker Finance, and National 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 Retail technology to provide customers with easier, more secure access. Additionally, he leads Comerica’s Wealth Management division – which enables Comerica to bring private banking, investment management and fiduciary services to its Business Bank and Retail Bank clients – as well as Corporate Marketing and Corporate Quality Process.
Farmer joined Comerica as executive vice president of Wealth Management on October 20, 2008, from Wachovia Corporation of Charlotte, N.C., where he had most recently spent three years as executive vice president and Wealth Management director. On August 12, 2010, Comerica announced it was combining the Retail Bank and Wealth Management leadership into one organization, led by Farmer. He was named Vice Chairman of Comerica's Retail Bank and Wealth Management on April 29, 2011, and was named President, Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank, on April 29, 2015, at which time he added the Business Bank to his areas of responsibility.
During his 23 years with Wachovia, he held a variety of positions of increasing scope and responsibility, including senior vice president and Managing Executive of Wachovia Trust Company in Charlotte, NC; senior vice president and Wealth Management director in Philadelphia, Pa.; and senior vice president and managing executive of Marketing and Strategic Planning in Charlotte, NC.
Farmer holds a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University, where he also earned his Master degree in Business Administration.
Farmer's board affiliations include Wake Forest University and the Circle 10 Council of the Boys Scouts of America.