Awards and Honors

Comerica Bank Attains Silver Status as Veteran-Friendly Employer

Comerica Bank has been recognized as a certified silver-level Veteran-Friendly Employer (VFE) by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. 

Almost 200 organizations across the state are certified VFE at the bronze-, silver- or gold-level. Comerica Bank is one of 19 organizations certified at the silver level. Comerica's policy for military leaves of absence and its practice of actively considering qualified veteran applicants enabled it to improve its certification to the silver level.  

“We value the experience and dedication members of the military bring to Comerica,” said Michael T. Ritchie, president of Comerica Bank-Michigan. “It’s an honor to be recognized as a Veteran-Friendly Employer and to assist those who put their lives at risk in service to our nation.”

Last year, VFEs hired more than 2,000 veterans. An estimated 14,500 have been hired since 2015.

“The Veteran-Friendly Employer program has been a great success, helping veterans to find good jobs and employers to find qualified workers, and I appreciate Comerica for being an integral part of its success,” said MVAA Director James Robert Redford. “Through this growing program we are not only helping Michigan’s veterans identify job providers who value and want them, but we’re also working with those job providers to develop internal processes and programs to support employees who are veterans and active military members and their families.”

For more information about employment resources for employers and veterans, visit  

About Comerica Bank

Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated. Since its founding in Detroit in 1849, Comerica Bank has been making a positive difference in the lives of Michigan residents, helping its customers be successful and providing financial assistance to help charitable organizations meet their diverse goals. From its multi-million-dollar restoration of Comerica Bank Center to its naming rights agreement for Comerica Park to its sponsorship of Little Caesar’s Arena and the Comerica Players Club to its naming rights partnership for the Comerica Gridiron Club and Suites at The New Ford Field, Comerica continues to be an active participant in Detroit’s downtown revitalization. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company 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. To find us on Facebook, please visit Follow us on Twitter at @ComericaCares

About the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

MVAA serves as the central coordinating point for Michigan veterans, connecting those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, to services and benefits throughout the state. Learn more at or call 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838).