LINDA FORTE

LINDA FORTE

DALLAS/PRNewswire/—Comerica’s Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Linda D. Forte has announced her plans to retire in August 2016 following a 42-year career with the bank. Comerica Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition Nathaniel Bennett has been named as Comerica’s new chief diversity officer, reporting to Megan D. Burkhart, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. In addition to his new responsibilities, Bennett will continue his role as the leader of Talent Acquisition at Comerica, which will allow for strong synergies.

“I have been blessed with a career in which I could fulfill my passion to empower others,” said Forte, who has helped define and drive business strategies to establish Comerica as a leader in diversity and work life practices. “It has been a privilege to help raise appreciation and support for the diverse members of our community, as well as make our communities better through corporate contributions and volunteerism.”

“Under Linda’s leadership, Comerica has contributed millions of dollars to nonprofits in the communities we serve, provided our colleagues meaningful community volunteer opportunities, and driven our diversity program forward, making it one of the best and most recognized in the country,” said Ralph W. Babb Jr., chairman and chief executive officer.

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