Dallas-based financial services giant Comerica Bank has named Trent Sampson, Jerry Collazo, and Adriana Najera to its newly formed South Dallas Business Banking Team that is led by Group Manager Derric Hicks.
“As the leading bank for business, it is imperative that we raise expectations in all the communities where we live and serve,” Comerica Bank Dallas Market President Amanda Mahaney said in a statement. “For many years, we have provided retail banking services and made community investments in the South Dallas community. Now, Derric and his team will focus on finding access to capital solutions for underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses.”
Hicks said in a statement that he assembled a team that best represented the diverse communities the team will serve.
“This firm foundation will help our team build trust and cultivate key relationships as we continuously work to bridge the financial gap between conventional lending and meeting the needs of businesses in our footprint,” Hicks said
Sampson, who will serve as the DFW south senior relationship manager, has been a fixture in the North Texas commercial banking community as well as at Comerica for more than 25 years.
Collazo, a business banking relationship manager, has worked in banking for more than 15 years.
Najera has assumed the role of senior lending assistant after working as a member of Comerica’s retail banking team for close to three years. In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities, Najera is a member of Comerica’s North Texas Women’s Forum and Mi Gente employee resource groups (ERG), designed to recruit and retain talent as well as provide personal and professional development opportunities among women and Latino employees, respectively.
The South Dallas Business Banking team is based in Comerica’s R.L. Thornton building.
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