Dallas-based Comerica Bank has appointed Summer Faussette as national African American business development manager supporting the bank’s ongoing commitment to building strong relationships with African American business leaders, entrepreneurs and communities across all markets. These responsibilities are an extension of her current role as vice president/external affairs–Arizona. As national African American business development manager, Faussette will collaborate with Comerica Bank’s African American business resource groups, Chief Diversity Officer Nate Bennett and Chief Community Officer Irvin Ashford Jr. on building external partnerships with African American nonprofit organizations across the bank’s national footprint.
A veteran of more than 17 years in the financial services industry, Faussette will continue to oversee Arizona’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) activities, which include CRA volunteerism, civic and community relations, internal and external CRA strategic planning, and fostering community partnerships and investments.
“Summer brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge, which will benefit us as we continue to support initiatives that engage African American communities across our markets,” Ashford Jr. says.
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. Comerica Inc. reported total assets of $88 billion as of December 31, 2020.