Cody D. Kiser has been named Fort Worth market president for Comerica Bank, the financial institution announced today.
Kiser will succeed Donald P. Hellman on May 12. Hellman, who became Comerica’s first Fort Worth market president in 2013, will begin a new role as Comerica’s credit administration officer for Texas, Arizona and Florida Private Banking.
As Fort Worth market president, Kiser’s responsibilities will include supporting the bank’s customer initiatives and overall business and community development efforts in Tarrant County across its business bank, retail bank and wealth management businesses. Kiser will continue to serve as group manager of commercial banking for Fort Worth and North Dallas.
“We’re pleased to pass the leadership torch to Cody Kiser as Comerica’s second Fort Worth market president,” said Peter Sefzik, Comerica’s Texas market president. “Since joining Comerica in 2010 as a business banking relationship manager, Cody has consistently proven himself as a leader, mentor and top performer for the company. We look forward to Cody building on Don’s legacy in Fort Worth, and continuing to grow our Tarrant County business.”
“Don Hellman helped build our Tarrant County operations from the ground-up, and has been instrumental in the market’s growth, including establishing our first Tarrant County regional headquarters at The Carnegie in Sundance Square in 2008, and overseeing the expansion of our Tarrant County banking center network during that time,” commented Sefzik. “We are grateful to Don for his leadership and stability in that role, and we congratulate him on his new, expanded role in private banking credit administration.”
A 12-year banking veteran, Kiser was promoted to his current role in 2016 as senior vice president and group manager of both the Tarrant County and North Dallas Business Banking teams.
Kiser’s community leadership roles include the executive leadership board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Greater DFW, as well as volunteer service roles with Junior Achievement of the Chisolm Trail. He is also an active member and leader in his church. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Harding University.