Detroit, – Comerica Bank has named Monica L Martinez, Senior Vice President of National Community Affairs. Martinez’s responsibilities will expand nationally to oversee the bank’s external community initiatives and partnerships, Comerica’s diversity business resource groups, and corporate volunteer programing within low- and moderate-income communities.
Martinez will continue to manage the bank’s national Hispanic business development program and serve as the community liaison in Michigan, focusing on deepening community partnerships.
“Monica has played an instrumental role in developing and nurturing our community relationships that have positively impacted individuals, families and organizations that we proudly serve,” said Michael T. Ritchie, Comerica Bank Michigan market president.
“She has a deep passion for our communities and a strong belief in the dignity and potential of all people.” Martinez joined Comerica in 2006, and under her leadership, Comerica has been named to the Hispanic Business Magazine’s Diversity Elite 60 list (in the top 10) in addition to being highlighted as the number one company for Supplier Diversity for two consecutive years, and Latina Style Magazine named Comerica as one of the top companies for Latinas to work. Additionally, during her tenure, Comerica launched a Spanish website and began accepting the Matricula Consular identification card at Comerica banking centers nationwide.
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 actively serves on the board of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber, SER Jobs for Progress National, New Detroit, the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, and is the chairperson of the Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan Hispanic Advisory committee.