As SVP, Director of Retail Banking (Branch Sales & Service Director) Dr. Jason Abate provides leadership and oversight to the Retail Administration team and entire Branch network. Jason most recently held the position of VP and District Manager of Comerica Bank. As a 13-year veteran of this bank, he previously held the position of Retail Leader for Comerica’s acquisition of Bank of the Hills in Texas. In that role, Jason, oversaw the banking centers and retail employees of Bank of the Hills. Prior to joining Comerica, Abate, managed several of the branches of Charter One Bank.
Jason takes pride in his strongest passion, which is for teaching and mentoring. He has been an adjunct Professor for Kaplan University known today as, Purdue University Global, teaching several business and management courses over the past thirteen years. He is also a school board member for the Canton Charter Academy. Jason also serves as an advisory board member of Sober Grid, a first-of-its-kind mobile app designed as a resource to support users of the app to live sober and healthy lives.
Abates current education includes a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) with a specialization in leadership from Walden University. He earned a Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in global management from the University of Phoenix as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan -Dearborn. His most recent educational pursuits include post graduate professional development in strategic business management from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.