Mar 29, 2021
Jon talks with Monica Martinez of Comerica Bank and Vittoria Katanski of Hatch Detroit all about the Small Business Alumni Relief Fund to help entrepreneurs who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Martinez joined Comerica in 2006, and under her leadership, Comerica has been named to the Hispanic Business Magazine’s Diversity Elite 60 list (in the top 10) in addition to being highlighted as the number one company for Supplier Diversity for two consecutive years, and Latina Style Magazine named Comerica as one of the top companies for Latinas to work. Additionally, during her tenure, Comerica launched a Spanish website and began accepting the Matricula Consular identification card at Comerica banking centers nationwide.
Fluent in Spanish and English, Martinez holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, where she majored in International Business with a focus in Marketing. For her graduate work, she studied Interdisciplinary Technology with a concentration in Business Management at Eastern Michigan University. She earned certificates in Nonprofit Management from Duke University and Corporate Community Relations Management from Boston College. Martinez also is a graduate of the prestigious SMU Management program and is certified in Diversity Management from Cornell University.
Martinez actively serves on the board of the Michigan Hispanic Chamber, SER Jobs for Progress National, New Detroit, the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition, and is the chairperson of the Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan Hispanic Advisory committee.
Vittoria is the Executive Director of Hatch Detroit. She has spent the majority of her career and personal life working on positive projects in the City of the Detroit. Using a combination of her background in Marketing and Urban Planning she has been able to provide unique ways to move the city forward through the creation of targeted neighborhood marketing efforts, and creation of area specific events. She is a resident of the City of Detroit, and believes the City to be one of the best places to live and raise a family. She resides in West Village with her husband, son and three dogs. She is a runner, a rower with the Detroit Boat Club Crew, and cures her own meats.
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