Comerica Bank Appoints Hassan Melhem Director of External Affairs for Southeast Michigan and National Director of Business Development for Middle East America

DETROIT, October 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Comerica Bank announced that it has appointed Hassan melhem as Director of External Affairs-Southeast Michigan and National Director of Business Development for America Middle East, supporting his continued commitment to building impactful relationships with business leaders, entrepreneurs and communities of the American Middle East in all markets.

Hassan Melhem, Director of External Affairs-Southeast Michigan and National Director of Business Development for the US Middle East

Melhem’s responsibilities include coordinating community reinvestment activities and external affairs, and he will work with Comerica’s business resource groups, the Director of Diversity Nate bennett, and community leader Irvin Ashford, Jr. on establishing external partnerships with nonprofit organizations in the Middle East across the national footprint of the bank.

“Hassan’s experience in connecting people and businesses to valuable resources will help elevate our community commitments, investments and overall support,” said Ashford, Jr. “He adds unique talents, knowledge, linguistic and cultural skills that further support our commitment to serve and meet the needs of diverse communities.

In Michigan, Melhem will work alongside the Head of External Affairs Linda nosegbe in the subway Detroit support and foster philanthropic partnerships, community investment activities and volunteering, financial education, civic and community relations, and internal and external strategic planning.

“Building relationships becomes vital in helping others thrive, and Comerica’s dedication to building partnerships that improve communities is one example of this,” said Melhem. “I am thrilled to join the Comerica team and to engage and help so many exceptional community leaders and organizations who critically support families, neighborhoods and businesses.”

Fluent in Arabic and English, Melhem brings to Comerica over 13 years of construction procurement experience, which includes national and international projects.

Most recently, Melhem led procurement efforts for the US Bridge Gordie Howe project. Prior to this role, he served as Senior Project Purchaser for ACCO Engineered Systems and negotiated commercial and national agreements with suppliers for Incon Infrastructure Contracting LLC in the Middle East.

Melhem graduated from the Arab University of Beirut in Lebanon and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in banking, corporate, financial and securities law.

Comerica Bank, a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated, served Michigan longer than any other bank with a continued presence dating back over 172 years to its Detroit founded in 1849. It is the largest banking employer in the metro Detroit and has approximately 4,700 employees (FTEs) statewide. With one of the largest networks of banking centers in Michigan, Comerica maintains lasting relationships with unwavering integrity and financial prudence. Comerica has a positive impact on the lives of Michigan residents by helping clients succeed, providing financial support that helps hundreds of charities, and actively participating in that of Detroit revitalization of downtown. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company strategically aligned with three business segments: commercial banking, retail banking and wealth management. To follow on Facebook:, Twitter: @ComericaBank and Instagram: @comerica_bank.

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