Charles Schwab Appoints Irvin Ashford, Jr. as Managing Director, Head of Fair and Responsible Banking

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Charles Schwab names Irvin Ashford, Jr. as Managing Director, Head of Fair and Responsible Banking.

In this role, Ashford manages a team of direct reports, with a focus on ensuring compliance by firm operations with standards of fairness and equity, as well as regulatory requirements safeguarding banking customers, including mandates under the Fair Lending Act and consumer protections from Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP).

Prior to Charles Schwab, Ashford served as Chief Community Officer for Comerica Bank.  Ashford, was responsible for community reinvestment nationally and all associated activities, including development, lending, community investments, volunteerism and data analysis. Additionally, he lead Comerica’s diversity business resource groups.

Ashford has remained a pillar in the community, aiding various civic and community groups that include serving on the board of directors for the Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation (TWEF), Dallas Theater Center, Kym’s Kids and Focus on Teens. He also serves of the Board of Trustees for the Webb School, in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, where Ashford was one of the school’s first African American graduates.

In 2019, Ashford was inducted into the University of Dallas’ Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Hall of Fame for his contributions to community and economic development initiatives in diverse and underserved communities. Ashford is a Woodrow Wilson International Studies and Public Policy Fellow, an American Marshall Fellow and British American Project Fellow. A graduate of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, Ashford earned dual master’s degrees – public affairs from the University of Texas and business administration from the University of Dallas.

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