Irvin Ashford Jr.
15, 2009 - Irvin Ashford Jr., vice president of Public Affairs, and director, Community Development and External Affairs for Comerica Bank-Texas Market, has been named a recipient of the 2009 C.A.W. Clark Human Relations Award presented by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) of Greater Dallas.
will accept his
award at IMA's
44th annual Human Relations Banquet on Feb. 6 at the Dallas Trade Center
This signature award is presented to an exemplary civic, business or religious leader.
The award is named after the late C.A.W. Clark, pastor of Dallas' Good Street Baptist Church
since 1959, who died in the summer of 2008.
"I am honored to receive this award," Ashford
"Rev. Clark was a leader, visionary and inspiration as he
led the efforts to open day-care centers, a credit union, low-income housing and a legal clinic for his
touched and continues to touch many lives."
Ashford joined Comerica Bank in 2000.
serves on the Dallas Convention
and Visitors Bureau
board of directors and the Plan Fund board.
recently was elected to the Dallas affiliate board of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
In 2008, the Dallas Business Journal
with its Business Leader Award, and he
received the 2008 Southern Dallas Development Corp.'s
In addition, Ashford is a Woodrow Wilson International Studies and Public Policy Fellow, a British-American Project Fellow and American Marshall Fellow.
Ashford is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio.
He has dual master's degrees - one in public affairs from the University of Texas at Austin and one in business administration from the University of Dallas.