North Bay Leadership Council Announces Comerica Bank as New Member

Petaluma, CA   North Bay Leadership Council (NBLC) announces the addition of Comerica Bank as a new member.  As one of the 25th largest banking companies in the U.S., Comerica Bank has been serving businesses for more than 165 years. Patty Garbarino, Chair of NBLC, said, “Comerica is a good fit for NBLC as it serves businesses throughout the North Bay, especially those in the wine business.  Comerica’s high standing on corporate social responsibility makes them very aligned with NBLC’s members values.”

Comerica’s San Francisco and North Bay Regional President Mike Silva is the member representative serving on NBLC.  Silva has more than 30 years of experience in banking and currently oversees Comerica’s Northern California Middle Market teams in San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, Sacramento and Fresno. Silva’s responsibilities include supporting the bank’s customer initiatives and overall business and community development efforts across all three business segments.

Silva’s team provides growth financing to mid-size businesses including working capital, equipment, real estate and recapitalizations.  The group also provides clients with leasing services, comprehensive treasury management as well as personal wealth management. Silva works with variety of companies that include wine and wine related businesses, natural and organic foods, consumer products and manufacturing and distribution.  Comerica’s Northern California regional offices have been an important source of lending and financial service solutions for premium wineries since 1987 and Silva currently oversees the Wine Industry Specialty Group.

Silva said, “Comerica likes to work closely with the communities we serve and joining NBLC is a great way to make connections with all aspects of the region so we can help improve living and working in the North Bay.”

Through a range of market conditions, Comerica has been consistently raising expectations of what a bank can be.  Comerica, with 97 banking centers in the key California markets, is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated and headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Comerica is strategically aligned into three major business segments: Business Bank, Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. The bank reported total assets of $73 billion at December 31, 2016.

Comerica has earned a third consecutive perfect rating of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  Comerica joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

Comerica Bank’s call centers ranked #1 for the second half of 2016, according to the latest benchmarking survey of O’Connor & Associates, a New Jersey-based research firm.  Comerica has now placed first in the twice-annual survey for eight consecutive years. The survey measures several call center attributes among 10 national and regional banks.

Comerica was recognized as one of the most community-minded companies in the nation as part of The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The Civic 50 honors the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year.

North Bay Leadership Council is an employer-led public policy advocacy organization committed to providing leadership in ways to make the North Bay sustainable, prosperous and innovative.  The Council includes 50 leading employers in the region.  Our members represent a wide variety of businesses, non-profits and educational institutions, with a workforce in excess of 25,000. For more information please contact Cynthia Murray at 707.283.0028 or visit us at www.northbayleadership.org

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