Becoming a Better Leader: The ROI of DEI
Nate (Nathaniel) Bennett III Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition Comerica Bank Nate Bennett III is responsible for leading the company’s Diversity & Inclusion office. This office has been established to drive key diversity initiatives throughout the bank. Additionally, Mr. Bennett’s other responsibilities include leading all talent acquisition activities for Comerica Bank. Mr. Bennett joined Comerica in 2009 as the Vice President, Texas Market Staffing Manager. He was named Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition in 2010. In mid-2016, he was named the Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition. Before joining Comerica, he worked for several Fortune 500 companies in various roles in Talent Acquisition all in two major industries; Consumer Retail and Financial Services. Prior to joining Comerica Bank, he led Talent Acquisition Services for a 17,000-employee division at Bank of America. His 20+ years of experience in Human Resources Talent Acquisition covers the areas from executive recruitment through global recruitment where he spent time in Seoul, Korea leading various recruitment efforts for Walmart Stores. Mr. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Rice University. Among his professional and community affiliations, he serves as a member of the National Diversity Council Board of Directors, board member of Mi Escuelita Pre-Schools, an advisory board member for Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) an advisory board member of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. At Rice University, Mr. Bennett was a four-year varsity letterman in football where he went on to earn All Southwest Conference 1st Team Honors.