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The $69 billion-asset company in Dallas said in a press release Tuesday that Karen Parkhill resigned on Friday to "pursue other opportunities." Parkhill, who had also been the company's vice chairman, had been with Comerica since 2011.

A ninth-grader challenges Bank of America's CEO; the San Francisco Fed has a lot of interest in fintech; FinCEN's Jennifer Shasky Calvery is leaving, possibly for a banking job; Wells Fargo's Secil Watson talks up a new biometrics option; and Sallie Krawcheck appreciates Carla Harris' career advice. Plus, Kelly Ripa and the 49ers.

Penn Community Bank didn’t have a CFO until it hired Stephanie Austin, who won praise for building a solid finance department at her previous job.

Banc of California in Irvine is expanding its commercial bank by starting units specializing in health care, municipals and nonprofit banking.

Wells Fargo has hired Kristi Mitchem, formerly of State Street, to be the president and chief executive of its asset management division.

Farmers Bank in Frankfort, Ind., has named a new chief executive, after its previous leader died of cancer.

Bank Leumi USA has hired two bankers from Citigroup, Elsa Burton and Craig Warden, to help lead its operations in Los Angeles.

Wells Fargo plans to offer parental leave for the first time, and working moms in financial services report higher salaries but less family time than their peers in other industries. Newton Investment Management's Helena Morrissey spearheads a United Nations climate change initiative targeting women on boards and RBC's Linda Mantia experiments with using the blockchain to improve the customer experience. Also, Amy Domini, Ranjana Clark and Phyllis Borzi.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and its U.S. subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, have named Ranjana Clark to the role of San Francisco Bay Area president.

Marsha Williams' appointment at the $141 billion-asset company takes effect immediately. Williams has been on Fifth Third's board since 2008.

USAA has hired Jennifer Sepull, a former Kimberly-Clark executive, as its chief information officer.

First Midwest Bank in Itasca, Ill., announced Friday that it has hired Jo Ann Boylan, formerly of MB Financial Bank in Chicago, as chief information and operations officer.

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