Atlanta – Global financial dignity nonprofit, Operation HOPE (HOPE) and its Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant were honored at the President’s Luncheon with the esteemed President’s Award during the 38th Annual Convention of the National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) on June 2, for outstanding impact on community and public policy work.

HOPE was acknowledged for its work to empower constituents in many of the cities headed by NCBM members, along with Bryant’s public policy work in Washington – brought to life by the NCBM – to create a network of local financial literacy councils throughout the US.

Convening May 30 – June 3, the event hosted by the Honorable Kasim Reed and the city of Atlanta, was themed Mayors Agents for Change: Thinking Global, Acting Local and gathered some 300 mayors and distinguished delegates from across the globe to forge collective approaches on national issues of mutual concern.

Also honored during the tribute were: The Honorable Doug Palmer (Trenton, NJ/USA) and His Excellency Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun State/Nigeria). Others who have received this cherished honor in the past include: Congressman Bennie Thompson, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, Reginald Weaver, and The Honorable Wellington Webb.

Bryant, who has worked closely with the NCBM in his role as Chair of the Subcommittee on the Underserved and Community Empowerment for the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, addressed the importance of financial dignity and empowerment in underserved neighborhoods.

Read the complete story on the HOPE Blog here.

John Hope Bryant is an entrepreneur, thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), the sole African-American bestselling business author in America, and a Member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for President Barack Obama.

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