Comerica Bank, the Dallas based financial institution with one of the largest baking center networks in Michigan, announced it has named Hassan Melhem as external affairs manager-southeast Michigan and national Middle Eastern American business development manager.
In his new role, Melhem will coordinate community reinvestment and external affairs activities and will collaborate with Comerica’s business resource group, chief diversity office Nate Bennet, and chief community officer Irvin Ashford Jr. on building external partnerships with Middle Eastern American nonprofit organizations across the bank’s national footprint.
“Hassan’s experience connecting people and businesses to valuable resources will help elevate our community engagements, investments and overall support,” says Ashford. “He adds unique talents, knowledge, language and cultural awareness skills that further support our commitment to serve and meet the needs of diverse communities.”
In Michigan, Melhem will work alongside external affairs manager Linda Nosegbe in metro Detroit to support and foster philanthropic partnerships, community investment activities and volunteerism, financial education, civic and community relations, and internal and external strategic planning.
“Cultivating relationships becomes vital in helping others thrive, and Comerica’s dedication to building partnerships that improve communities exemplifies this,” says Melhem. “As I am excited to join Comerica’s team and to engage with and assist so many exceptional communitys leaders and organizations who critically support families, neighborhoods and businesses.”
Melhem is a graduate of Beirut Arab University in Lebanon and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration while majoring in banking, corporate, finance and securities law.