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Senior Vice President, Public Affairs - Director of Community Development and External Affairs

Comerica Incorporated

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Comerica Incorporated

Comerica Bank Tower 1717 Main Street

Dallas, Texas 75201

United States

Company Description

Comerica Incorporated is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people an ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Assistant Vice President and Community Development Officer

Bank One Corporation

Affiliations

Board Member
Focus

Board Member
Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Secretary
PeopleFund

Board Member
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

Fellow
the German

Marshall Fellow
United States

Board of Directors and the Plan Fund Board
Visitors Bureau

Lifetime Member
National Black MBA Association Inc

Member
National Forum for Black Public Administrators

Member
Urban Financial Services Coalition

Position, the United States Delegate Class
British American Project

Education

Oberlin College

MBA

University of Dallas

dual master's degrees

Oberlin College

dual master's degrees

University of Dallas

dual master’s degrees †one

public affairs

University of Texas at Austin

earned dual master's degrees

Oberlin College

earned dual master's degrees

public affairs

University of Texas

master's degree

public affairs

University of Texas at Austin

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As senior vice president, public affairs ...

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As senior vice president, public affairs and community development, and external affairs director for Dallas, TX-based Comerica Incorporated, Irvin Ashford, Jr.'s job is to change how people view the bank and raise its profile within the communities it serves. "It's my job to raise the expectations of what a bank can be in the community and to help the businesses Comerica serves and our non-profit partners be successful," Ashford explains. Comerica is a financial services company strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses attain success. Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. "In addition to board obligations, regulatory and compliance responsibilities, directing community investments and managing the bank's relationships with micro/small business community development financial institutions, or CDFIs, I am currently juggling a litany of community and economic development projects in Texas, Arizona and Florida," Ashford continues. The projects include a prom dress drive in Dallas to benefit prom-aged girls served by two incredible non-profits, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas (TX) and Dallas CASA; a community book drive for the Ella Austin Community Center in San Antonio, TX; and schoolbased financial literacy programs for youth in Phoenix, AZ and South Florida. Ashford, Jr. reflects on the path that led him to his current role. "I'm not sure when I was a little boy I thought I was going to grow up and be a banker," says the Oberlin College graduate who later pursued a master's degree and a MBA in management. "I took some tests, got a scholarship to boarding school (The Webb School) and went to a prestigious liberal arts college and top-notch graduate school. I even became a national and international scholar, all the while never forgetting where I came from." Working for "a great company" like Comerica was "destiny," according to Ashford, Jr. "Comerica's mission and my personal philosophy are in sync because we both believe in helping others be successful. In many ways I have trained my whole life for this mission, and I am now, simply, the 'tip of the spear' in this effort," he says. The best career advice Ashford, Jr. has ever received was from his "Pop" Gardiner Smith: "Not too high with the highs or too low with the lows. Be measured!" Adds Ashford, Jr.: "The best interview advice I can give is: Remember the PIG: prepare, invest and group. There are a series of things one must do to have a successful interview. Be prepared. You should study and work hard at your craft all of the time, not just when you are interviewing. Invest your time, energy and spirit in things that are positive and that would help you, the community and the potential employer reach your common goals. Groupings matter; birds of a feather flock together." Furthermore, asserts Ashford, Jr., "finding key networking events with business clubs, organizations, trade groups and mentors will increase opportunities to gain industry knowledge. Positioning yourself around successful people will increase your chance of becoming more successful." Those interested in following Ashford, Jr.'s footsteps and pursuing a career at Comerica should log onto recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?d=comerica-jobs&c=1057141.


Board Members | Focus On Teens

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IRVIN ASHFORD, JR. Vice President / Treasurer

Irvin Ashford Jr, is Senior Vice President of Corporate and Public Affairs, Director of Community Development and External Affairs for Comerica Bank.
He received Comerica's Volunteer of the Year Award and the Chairman's Outstanding Achievement Award for leadership and quality. He was recognized by The National Association of Black Accountants and The National Black MBA Association for his leadership and support of programs benefiting low- to moderate-income individuals and communities in Dallas.
Mr. Ashford was named to the 2007 United States delegate class of the British-American Project. He is a Woodrow Wilson International Studies and Public Policy Fellow, an American Marshall Fellow and a Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und gerd Bucerius Fellow.
In 2008, Mr. Ashford earned the Dallas Business Journal's Minority Business Leader Award for his outstanding leadership in the business community.
Recently, Mr. Ashford was a recipient of the 2013 LiFE (Leader in Financial Education) Individual Recognition Award from the Texas Bankers Association. Mr. Ashford has also been named d-Mars'.com 2013 Community Hero.
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A graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, Mr. Ashford, earned dual master's degrees - public affairs from the University of Texas and business administration from the University of Dallas.


Irvin Ashford | Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference

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Irvin Ashford, Jr Senior VP of Corporate and Public Affairs, Director of Community Development and External Affairs Comerica Bank

Irvin Ashford Jr, is Senior Vice President of Corporate and Public Affairs, Director of Community Development and External Affairs for Comerica Bank.
He received Comerica's Volunteer of the Year Award and the Chairman's Outstanding Achievement Award for leadership and quality. He was recognized by The National Association of Black Accountants and The National Black MBA Association for his leadership and support of programs benefiting low- to moderate-income individuals and communities in Dallas.
Mr. Ashford was named to the 2007 United States delegate class of the British-American Project. He is a Woodrow Wilson International Studies and Public Policy Fellow, an American Marshall Fellow and a Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und gerd Bucerius Fellow.
In 2008, Mr. Ashford earned the Dallas Business Journal's Minority Business Leader Award for his outstanding leadership in the business community.
Mr. Ashford was the recipient of the 2015 Individual Achievement DiversityFirst Award from the Texas Diversity Council. Mr. Ashford was named the 2015 Change Happens! Community Hero and was awarded Driving Diversity Advocacy Award for Outreach from the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
Recently, Mr. Ashford was presented with the 2016 Dallas Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award.
His civic and community involvement includes serving on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas, PeopleFund, Kym's Kids, University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Advisory Board, Focus on the Teens, and the Texas Women's Empowerment Foundation.
A graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, Mr. Ashford, earned dual master's degrees - public affairs from the University of Texas and business administration from the University of Dallas.


The Council - Programs - M.M. Fellowship - Alumni - World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

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Irvin Ashford Vice President, CRA Manager, Comerica Bank - Texas


Board of Directors | Susan G. Komen Dallas County

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Irvin Ashford Jr Senior Vice President-Texas Market, Community Development and External Affairs Director, Comerica Bank

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