Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer
Melinda A. Chausse, Senior Executive Vice President, is Chief Credit Officer of Comerica Incorporated. She is a member of Comerica's Management Executive Committee.
She began her career with Comerica in 1988 as a participant in the Commercial Lending Training Program in Michigan, relocated to Texas with the acquisition of Grand Bank in 1989, and held various credit leadership and lending positions from 1988 through 2007, including Chief Credit Officer of the Texas Market and Divisional Credit Administration Officer for Business Banking and Private Banking nationally. In 2007, she served as Manager of Executive Administration reporting to the Chairman and CEO, acting as the primary contact for the office of the CEO during the headquarter relocation.
From 2010 – 2016, she served as Executive Director for Business Banking and was responsible for the development and coordination of all small business banking and small business administration activities nationally, including development and alignment of strategic goals supporting the profitability, risk management and growth objectives of the business. Prior to being named Chief Credit Officer in May of 2020 she served as Executive Vice President, Commercial Underwriting and Credit Support Services, where she was responsible for leading the end-to-end credit transformation efforts. Other activities include executive sponsor of the Texas African American Initiative and active participant in the Comerica Women’s Forum.
Chausse graduated with a BS in Managerial Economics and Finance from the University of Michigan – Dearborn in December 1987.
She has served on the boards of the Dallas Arboretum and the Dallas Division of the March of Dimes, is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and Leadership at the Peak CCL.