Teresa Whalen LeFevre is the vice president and manager of supplier diversity for Comerica Bank in Auburn Hills, Michigan. As vice president, Teresa facilitates the utilization of diverse suppliers to provide goods and services for the operation of the Bank in the communities that it serves and acts as Comerica’s representative with local and national advocacy organizations. Teresa also leads the procurement team’s sustainability efforts and assists in managing customer/vendor relationships.
Teresa has been working in supplier diversity since 1995, starting with Ford Motor Company and then moving to Federal Mogul prior to joining Comerica in 2010. She has been recognized by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council and the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council for her advocacy and leadership in the field of supplier diversity.
Teresa holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and is a certified professional of supplier diversity (CPSD) through the Institute for Supply Management. She serves as a board member for the Asia Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, the Council of Supplier Diversity Professionals and the Dominican Literacy Center.
Teresa resides in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan with her husband and two children.