Glad to call Janie a new friend in the work, and likewise, Janie Barrera will lead a new focus area tied to encouraging small business in and for the underserved. Similarly, Janie will serve as a Subcommittee lead for the Federal Reserve Banks across the nation.  
I am also excited to hear that the organization that Janie leads, ACCION Texas, is partnering on the ground with Operation HOPE in several communities. Janie Barrera is a first rate leader and a legend in her field, and we are fortunate to have her on our team.  Read Janie's complete profile here below.

Janie Barrera, Founder and CEO, ACCION Texas Inc.

Additional profiles on members of the Council Subcommittee to come.

Onward with HOPE,

Let's go….


John Hope Bryant is a 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 only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama.  Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum. 

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