DALLAS, July 16, 2020 – Comerica Bank’s Monica L. Martinez has been named to the “Top 100 Most Influential Latinas in 2020” by Latino Leaders Magazine. Martinez, Senior Vice President of National Community Affairs, was selected on the criteria of integrity, passion, vision and leadership.
The list, comprised of women from various professions across the country, recognizes Latinas making an impact nationally.
“I’m extremely honored and humbled to receive this prestigious honor,” said Martinez. “Comerica continues to demonstrate its commitment to helping our local communities thrive and I’m proud to be a part of this important mission.”
Martinez, who moved into the role of SVP of National Community Affairs earlier this year, oversees the bank’s diversity business resource groups, external partnerships and initiatives and corporate volunteering programs. Coupled with her new responsibilities, Martinez continues to serve as Comerica’s community liaison in the Michigan market and manages national Hispanic business development programing.
Since joining Comerica in 2006, Martinez has been instrumental in fostering business relationship with the Hispanic community. Comerica launched a Spanish website and began accepting the Matricula Consular identification card at banking centers nationwide. During her tenure, Comerica has been named to the Hispanic Business Magazine’s Diversity Elite 60 list and the organization has been recognized as one of the top companies for Latinas to work for by Latina Style Magazine.
Fluent in Spanish and English, Martinez holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, where she majored in International Business with a focus in Marketing. For her graduate work, she studied Interdisciplinary Technology with a concentration in Business Management at Eastern Michigan University. She earned certificates in Nonprofit Management from Duke University and Corporate Community Relations Management from Boston College. Martinez also is a graduate of the prestigious SMU Management program and is certified in Diversity Management from Cornell University.
Martinez serves on the board of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber, Girls Scouts of the USA National Board development council, New Detroit and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition.
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Commercial 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.