Comerica Bank Names New National Community Affairs Manager

LaToya Rowell will oversee the company's national volunteer program and continue to manage community initiatives and partnerships across the bank's footprint in partnership with the external affairs market team and social impact manager.

Comerica Bank, a Dallas-based banking giant, has promoted LaToya Rowell to the position of national community affairs manager.

In this role, Rowell will be responsible for overseeing the company’s national volunteer program and managing community initiatives and partnerships across the bank’s footprint in partnership with the external affairs market team and social impact manager. She will report to Chief Community Officer Irvin Ashford Jr.

Ashford says Rowell’s contributions to Comerica are “invaluable.” Rowell “elevates the bank’s presence and impact in the diverse communities we serve through her oversight of our 19 business resource groups and financial education volunteer program,” Ashford said in a statement, adding that her record of success paved the way for the new opportunity.

The bank said that Rowell’s responsibilities also include developing and maintaining relationships with key community stakeholders. She also plays an integral role in supporting Comerica’s national business development managers’ efforts to strengthen relationships within the African American, Hispanic, Asian Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern communities.

Rowell joined Comerica in 2006 and has held various positions, including business affairs coordinator, contributions and volunteer coordinator, corporate contributions budget specialist, contributions officer, and most recently, community affairs coordinator supporting Comerica’s external community and business outreach efforts.

Last month, Rolling Out magazine selected Rowell as one of its Sisters With Superpowers honorees, which celebrates multi-generations of women in entrepreneurship, business, fashion, the arts, and entertainment for their career accomplishments and contribution to society and culture, and creating safe spaces for others, Comerica said.

Rowell, a 2022 Comerica Emerging Leaders cohort member, has been selected for multiple leadership and professional development programs.

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