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Comerica: Linda D. Forte plans to retire in August 2016

Linda D. ForteComerica'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.

Ms. Forte, in addition to her service on a number of boards, has earned considerable recognition during her tenure with the bank, including as a recipient of the 2014 Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion Annual Humanitarian Award, as the 2014 Michigan Women's Foundation Woman of Achievement and Courage, and as a 2013 Inductee into the "Academy of Distinguished Alumni" for Bowling Green State University.

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She also was recognized in 2016 by Black Enterprises' "Top Executives in Diversity." For a complete listing of Forte's board service and community recognition, please see here.

Comerica Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition Nathaniel Bennett has been named as Comerica's new Chief Diversity Officer.

In addition to his new responsibilities, Mr. Bennett will continue his role as the leader of Talent Acquisition at Comerica.

Mr. Bennett, who has 12 years of experience in financial services and nearly 20 years of experience in recruitment and selection, joined the bank as a vice president of Corporate Human Resources in 2009, responsible for the bank's Texas market staffing.

He has been involved with Comerica's diversity program ever since, most recently assisting the bank's employee resource network groups, including its Veteran Leadership Network, in attracting veteran and other talent to Comerica. He was promoted to senior vice president in 2010, with responsibility for all Talent Acquisition at Comerica.

Previously, he worked in financial services and with three major retailers, assisting all with their talent acquisition strategies, executive recruiting and sourcing needs, among other responsibilities.

Mr. Bennett earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Rice University in Houston, Texas.




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