Irvin J. Ashford

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

Location:
1717 Main Street, MC 6404, Dallas, Texas, United States
Company:
Comerica Incorporated
HQ Phone:
(214) 462-4000
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Last Updated 11/17/2017

General Information

Education

MBA  - University of Dallas

dual master's degrees  - Oberlin College

dual master's degrees  - University of Dallas

dual master's degrees  - public affairs , University of Texas

Affiliations

Board Member  - Focus On Teens

Board Member  - Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Board Member  - Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

Marshall Fellow  - United States

Fellow  - the German

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

Assistant Vice President and Community Development Officer  - Bank One Texas

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Irvin Ashford, Jr.
Chair, SVP Texas Market at Comerica Bank Irvin Ashford Jr. is Senior Vice President of Corporate and Public Affairs and Director of Community Development and External Affairs for Comerica Bank. A graduate of Oberlin College, Irvin also earned dual master's degrees - public affairs from the University of Texas and business administration from the University of Dallas.

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Board Members | Focus On Teens

IRVIN ASHFORD, JR.
Board Chair, Elect 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. 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.

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Comerica Bank News: Irvin Ashford, Jr. Named Comerica's National Director of Financial Literacy - d-mars.com Houston Black Business Journal and Directory

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Comerica Bank News: Irvin Ashford, Jr. Named Comerica's National Director of Financial Literacy Irvin Ashford, Jr., National Director of Financial Literacy Comerica Senior Vice President Irvin Ashford, Jr. has been named National Director of Financial Literacy. In addition to his new responsibilities, Ashford will continue his role in managing community development and external affairs for Texas, Arizona, and Florida. Ashford will report to Wendy Bridges, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Executive Administration. "Comerica is committed to providing students and adults with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully navigate the increasingly complex financial world we live in," said Ashford. "Our EMPOWER series, for example, in which we partner with the Dallas Public Library and the local chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, is free and geared to help the community be more successful in navigating the worlds of finance, budgeting, savings and investing. These are the types of programs in our markets that Comerica embraces because they foster good financial principles and knowledge." In April, Comerica Bank received an Innovation in Financial Education Award, presented by Nasdaq and EverFi, and accepted by Ashford on behalf of the bank. The award recognizes Comerica's significant efforts to improve the financial capability of adults and children through unique digital learning initiatives. Ashford was instrumental in forging Comerica's partnership with EverFi and the expansion of the bank's Money $ense program for local students at no cost to schools or taxpayers. The program has reached over 2,000 students within Comerica's footprint, who have completed 5,300 learning modules since the 2014-15 school year. Ashford joined Comerica Bank in 2000. 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. He was named to the 2007 United States delegate class of the British-American Project. Ashford is a Woodrow Wilson International Studies and Public Policy Fellow, and an American Marshall Fellow. Ashford was the recipient of the 2015 Individual Achievement DiversityFirst Award from the Texas Diversity Council. He was named the 2015 Change Happens! Community Hero and was awarded the Driving Diversity Advocacy Award for Outreach from the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, Ashford became the first two-time winner of the Dallas Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award. Ashford's civic and community involvement includes serving on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas, The 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. He is a long-time volunteer at the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, teaching small business classes. A graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, Ashford earned dual master's degrees - public affairs from the University of Texas and business administration from the University of Dallas.

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