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Matthew B. Elliott, Michigan Market President, Midwest Region Executive, Business Banking of Bank of America to Give Keynote Address at a Business Recognition Luncheon on October 25, 2018

DETROIT, MI-September 11, 2018 –SER Metro-Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc. announces Matthew B. Elliott, Michigan Market President, Midwest Region Executive, Business Banking of Bank of America will deliver the keynote address at the Amigos de SER Business Recognition Luncheon on October 25, 2018, at the Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center.

Matthew B. Elliott serves in a dual role as Michigan Market President and as the Business Banking Midwest Region Executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  In his role as state president, he serves as the company’s enterprise leader in Michigan, working with company leaders across the state to help deliver Bank of America’s full range of global financial services.   He also leads the Bank’s corporate social responsibility activities, including philanthropic giving, community development lending and investing, environmental initiatives, diversity efforts, arts and culture projects, and employee volunteerism. Mr. Elliott has more than 25 years of commercial lending, capital markets and corporate finance experience.  Prior to that, he was a Managing Director in loan syndications at LaSalle Bank, where he was responsible for structuring and syndicating middle market, asset-based, leveraged and investment grade loans for a broad cross section of domestic and international clients.

“We are honored to have Mr. Elliott as our keynote speaker. Bank of America has been a long-time supporter of SER, specifically our Financial Wellbeing and Construction Career Pathway Programs.” says President and CEO of SER Metro-Detroit, Eva Garza Dewaelsche.

In addition to remarks from Mr. Elliott, the event will focus on recognizing the many employers who invest in our graduates by providing employment opportunities and making it possible for them to succeed and improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. This year SER will present awards for Amigo of the Year and Employer of the Year. SER will also recognize its graduates for their program success and their dedication in overcoming challenges.  Four graduates will be presented with the “Journey to Success” award and two graduates will be awarded a $1,000 Frank D. Stella scholarship.

Last year’s Amigos de SER Business Recognition Luncheon brought together nearly 500 leaders from the community, corporations, academia and government.  To register for this year’s Luncheon, or for information on sponsorship/advertisement opportunities, please visit SER’s website or email


Matthew B. Elliott
Michigan Market President
Midwest Region Executive, Business Banking