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Elite 8 2009: Where Are They Now?

BS&T catches up with some of last year's Elite 8 honorees to see how the improving economic outlook is influencing their responsibilities and priorities.

Some Things Old, Some Things New: John Beran, EVP, Comerica Bank (Dallas)

I've had several new areas of focus and priority over the past year, as well as some ongoing efforts. One new area of focus is interpreting the impact of the financial regulatory reform legislation that recently passed.

I'm also guiding the strategy of several key initiatives. The first is social networking - determining how Comerica will play in that arena. The second is developing a strategy around enterprise payments architecture, an integrated road map to combine all of our operational customer information systems and databases with our sales systems and databases. Finally, we're rolling out our employee intranet. We also have been focusing on managing expenses and guiding strategy and tactics around security.

Peggy Bresnick Kendler has been a writer for 30 years. She has worked as an editor, publicist and school district technology coordinator. During the past decade, Bresnick Kendler has worked for UBM TechWeb on special financialservices technology-centered ... View Full Bio

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