Dallas, September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Comerica Bank named Trent Sampson, Jerry Collazo and Adriana Nagella to the newly formed South Dallas Merchant Bank team led by group managers Derrick Hicks.
“As a leading commercial bank, we must raise the expectations of all the communities in which we live and serve,” said Comerica Bank Dallas Market President Amanda Mahaney. “Over the years, we have provided retail banking services and made investments in the community south dallas Community. Now, Derek and his team will focus on finding access to capital solutions for underserved entrepreneurs and small businesses. “
Hicks, who joined the bank earlier this year, said he has assembled a team that best represents the diverse community the team will serve.
“This strong foundation will help our teams build trust and nurture key relationships as we continue to work to bridge the financial gap between traditional lending and meeting the needs of businesses across our lines of business.”
Sampson will serve as DFW South Senior Relationship Manager and has been North Texas Business Banking and Comerica for over 25 years.The University of the South (Los Angeles) graduate received a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics and later Southern Methodist University Southwest Bank Graduate School. Sampson volunteers with the North Texas Food Bank and teaches personal finance classes in low- and moderate-income communities as a member of the Comerica Financial Education Brigade.
Collazo is a Commercial Banking Relationship Manager with over 15 years of experience in the banking industry.of graduates University of Texas at Arlington, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminology with a minor in Spanish. Collazo is active in the community and participates in SCORE’s financial education group Dallas and Fort Worth and the Mexican Consulate Office in Dallas.
Najera takes on the role of Senior Lending Associate after nearly three years on the Comerica Retail Banking team. In addition to her day-to-day duties, Najera is a member of the Comerica North Texas Women’s Forum and the Mi Gente Employee Resource Group, which aims to recruit and retain talent and provide personal and professional development opportunities for women and Latino employees ,respectively.
The South Dallas Merchant Bank team is located at RL, Comerica Thornton Building (5201 E. RL Thornton; Dallas, TX 75223).
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a Dallas-based financial services company with Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships and helping people and businesses succeed.In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank has branches in Arizona, California, Florida, and Michigan, with some businesses in several other states and in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $86.9 billion as of June 30, 2022.