Ms. Battaglia is Senior Vice President and Head of European Corporates and Financial Institutions for Comerica Bank. With 24 years of corporate banking experience, she advises multinational companies on strategic and financing initiatives in North America, including structuring of debt and cash management solutions, and facilitating strategic alliances for companies seeking to invest in the US.
In this position and with offices in Michigan, Texas and California, she is responsible for managing a team of multilingual/multicultural corporate bankers focusing on business development, portfolio and risk management, and credit underwriting in relation to European companies with subsidiaries in North America.
Ms. Battaglia lived in Italy until 1987 and currently resides in Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Ms. Battaglia has been an active member in boards and professional and community organizations, including the United Way, the British American Business Council, the German American Business Council, and the Detroit Regional Partnership.
In 2018 she was awarded a Knighthood (Order of the Star of Italy) by the Italian Government for her contributions over the years as a key advocate and facilitator of business links between US and Italian enterprises, promoting bilateral trade, and building and growing connections between the two countries.
In 2020 she was named among Crain’s Notable Women in Finance.