J. Scott Beckerman Named Chief Sustainability Officer for Comerica Bank
Rick Plewa to retire July 1, 2013
DALLAS, June 25, 2013
DALLAS, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Bank today announced that J.
Scott Beckerman has been named senior vice president & chief sustainability
officer. Beckerman, who manages Comerica Bank's Environmental Risk Management
Group, succeeds Rick Plewa, who is retiring July 1, 2013.
Beckerman joined Comerica in 2002 and is responsible for evaluating
environmental risk and transactional due diligence for a wide variety of
real-estate based financial transactions, with concentrations in industrial
properties, petroleum facilities, automotive dealerships, and brownfield
redevelopments. He is also a member of Comerica's Sustainability Council, and
provides support to Comerica's Corporate Sustainability Program, including the
bank's Energy Efficiency Lending Workgroup and Carbon Risk Workgroup.
Beckerman also serves on a variety of professional organizations, including
the Board of Governors of the Environmental Banker's Association, the
executive committee of the National Brownfield Association – Michigan Chapter
and as chair of the Environmental Affairs Committee of the Michigan Bankers
Association. He also serves as a judge for the annual (Detroit Free Press)
Michigan Green Leaders Awards.
Plewa began working in Credit Administration at Comerica 27 years ago, where
he managed the Environmental Risk Management Group. In 2008, he established
Comerica's Sustainability Office and has directed the office ever since. Plewa
expects to stay involved with environmental sustainability organizations in
Ann Arbor and at the University of Michigan following his retirement.
"We are extremely grateful for the 27 years Rick dedicated to Comerica," said
Beckerman. "He instituted a legacy of leadership when he established
Comerica's Sustainability Office and embedded sustainable practices throughout
the company, ensuring the prosperity of the people, businesses and communities
that we serve. I'm honored to succeed him and will continue to drive our
progress on meeting today's business needs in a way that does not jeopardize
the needs of future generations."
Comerica Bank is the commercial banking subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated
(NYSE: CMA), a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and
strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The
Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and
helping people and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, Comerica
Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with
select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and
Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $64.9 billion at March 31, 2013. To
find Comerica on Facebook, please visit www.facebook.com/ComericaCares. Follow
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