ATLANTA – April 5, 2017 – John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Operation HOPE, Inc. received an honorable mention in Inc. magazine’s “The World’s 10 Top CEOs” article. Written by Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, the article spotlights global servant leaders as the visionaries behind some of the most successful organizations. “I am honored to be mentioned in this piece recognizing servant leadership,” Bryant said. The “10 Top CEOs” list includes David K. Williams, chairman and CEO of Fishbowl; Harold MacDowell, CEO of TDIndustries; and Melissa Reiff, CEO of The Container Store. Read the full article here: http://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/heres-a-top-10-list-of-the-worlds-best-ceos-but-they-lead-in-a-totally-unique-wa.html ### About John Hope Bryant Named 2016 “Innovator of the Year” by American Banker magazine, John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on economic empowerment and financial dignity. He is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, Inc., and chairman and chief executive officer of Bryant Group Ventures. He is the author of bestsellers, “How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class”, and “LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World”. http://www.johnhopebryant.com/ About Operation HOPE Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to „silver rights” with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved. Through its core programs, the nonprofit has provided financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.6 million individuals worldwide, and $2 billion in economic activity for the disenfranchised—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. Project 5117 is HOPE’s multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth, and stabilize the American dream by boosting credit scores. Operation HOPE recently received its second consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator—further establishing it as a best-in-class organization.