Awards and Honors

Comerica Receives Best in Class - Excellence in Supplier Diversity Award

Detroit, October 1, 2019 –The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, at the organization’s 19th annual conference held in Novi, honored Comerica Bank with “Best in Class” for Excellence in Supplier Diversity Award.

This marks the fifth consecutive year Comerica has earned Best in Class by the Great Lakes WBC.

Teresa LeFevre, Comerica Bank vice president and supplier diversity manager, accepted the award on behalf of the bank, which was presented by Michelle Richards, Great Lakes WBC executive director, and Jim Line, Blue Cross Blue Shield director of procurement and vice president of the Great Lakes board of directors.

To achieve Best in Class, Comerica excelled in Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE) spend, WBE capacity building, corporate integration of supplier diversity and advocacy of women-owned businesses.

The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, a nonprofit champion for women, minority and small business owners, empowers women and minorities economically through business development training, supplier certification, business-to-business networking and accessible capital assistance programs. Founded in 1984, Great Lakes WBC provides access to capital and corporate procurement opportunities, certification for women-owned business enterprises and small business educational support.

Great Lakes WBC represents more than 1,200 WBENC-certified women’s business enterprises generating approximately $11.6 billion in annual revenue and employing 41,500 U.S. workers, as well as 90+ corporate partners in a diverse range of industry sectors.

The Great Lakes WBC award adds to several Michigan and national honors the bank has received this year in recognizing Comerica’s commitment to diversity, including:

  • No. 4 Ranking on the DiversityInc 2019 Top Regional Companies for Diversity
  • Perfect Score for sixth-straight year on 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) administered by Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation
  • Best U.S. Companies to Work For by Latina Style Magazine
  • Professional Women’s Magazine Fall 2019 Best of the Best for Supplier Diversity
  • Professional Women’s Magazine Spring 2019 Best of the Best for Financial & Banking Companies
  • Black EOE Journal Summer 2019 Best of the Best for Supplier Diversity
  • Black EOE Journal Spring 2019 Best of the Best for Financial & Banking Companies
  • Hispanic Network Magazine Fall 2019 Best of the Best for Supplier Diversity
  • Women/Minority Business News 2019 Buyers of the Year
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Magazine Top 50 Employers
  • Nominated for 2019 Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) Corporation of the Year in Finance and Insurance

Comerica Bank, a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated, has served Michigan longer than any other bank with a continuous presence dating back 170 years to its Detroit founding in 1849. It is the largest bank employer in metro Detroit and has more than 4,800 employees (FTE) statewide. With one of the largest banking center networks in Michigan, Comerica nurtures lifelong relationships with unwavering integrity and financial prudence. Comerica positively impacts the lives of Michigan residents by helping customers be successful, providing financial support that assists hundreds of charitable organizations, and actively participating 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. Follow on Facebook:, Twitter: @ComericaBank and Instagram: @comerica_bank.