Federal Advisory Council Member
Ralph W. Babb Jr.
Chairman and CEO
Comerica Inc. and Comerica Bank
Ralph W. Babb Jr. is chairman and CEO of Comerica Inc. and Comerica Bank. He also serves as a director of both organizations.
Babb joined Comerica in 1995 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He was named a vice chairman in 1999, responsible for a number of business units. He was named president and chief executive officer in January 2002, completed his service as chief financial officer in April of that year and added the title of chairman in October 2002.
Before joining Comerica, Babb served as vice chairman for Mercantile Bancorporation Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined Mercantile in 1978 as controller after seven years of service with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., where his last position was audit manager. He was named treasurer of Mercantile in 1979, chief financial officer in 1983 and vice chairman in 1987.
Among his professional and community affiliations, Babb serves as a board member of the Dallas Citizens Council and the Dallas Regional Chamber. He also serves as a board member of The Clearing House.
Babb holds a BS in business administration from the University of Missouri.