Comerica Bank Appoints Hassan Melhem Head of External Affairs for Southeast Michigan and Head of Business Development for the U.S. Middle East

Melhem’s responsibilities include coordinating community reinvestment activities and external affairs, and he will collaborate with Comerica’s business resource groups, the Director of Diversity Nate Bennettand Chief Community Officer Irvin Ashford, Jr. on building external partnerships with nonprofit organizations in the American Middle East across the bank’s national footprint.

“Hassan’s experience connecting people and businesses to valuable resources will help elevate our community commitments, investments and overall support,” said Ashford, Jr. language skills and cultural awareness that further support our commitment to serving and meeting the needs of diverse communities.

In MichiganMelhem will work alongside the Director of External Affairs Linda Nosegbe in the subway Detroit support and foster philanthropic partnerships, community investment activities and volunteerism, financial education, civic and community relations, and internal and external strategic planning.

“Cultivating relationships is becoming essential to helping others thrive, and Comerica’s dedication to building partnerships that improve communities is an example of that,” Melhem said. “How thrilled I am to join the Comerica team and engage with and help so many outstanding community leaders and organizations that critically support families, neighborhoods and businesses.”

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

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

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

Comerica Bank, a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated, served Michigan longer than any other bank with a continuous presence dating back over 172 years Detroit foundation 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 enduring relationships with unwavering integrity and financial prudence. Comerica has a positive impact on the lives of Michigan residents by helping customers succeed, providing financial support that helps hundreds of charities, and actively participating in Detroit downtown revitalization. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company strategically aligned with three lines of business: commercial banking, retail banking and wealth management. Follow on Facebook: @ComericaBank and Instagram: @comerica_bank.

SOURCE Comerica Bank

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