Lockhart-06_hThe Operation HOPE family is pleased to announce that Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart is confirmed as an Honorary Co-Chair for the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, November 14th-15th, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Other Honorary Co-Chairs include civil rights icon Ambassador Andrew Young and Dr. Bernice King, CEO of the King Center.  

For more information on the Global Summit, check here.


Dennis P. Lockhart took office March 1, 2007, as the 14th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Inthis role, Lockhart is responsible for all the Bank's activities, including monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services. In addition, he serves on the Federal Reserve's chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).

From 2003 to 2007, Lockhart served on the faculty of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, teaching in the master's program. He chaired the program's concentrations in global commerce and finance and international business-government relations, teaching courses in international finance and investment, global business strategy, and other subjects. He was also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

From 2002 to 2007, he served as chairman of the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds, a sponsor/operator of emerging markets venture capital/private equity funds. From 2001 to 2003, Lockhart was managing partner at the private equity firm Zephyr Management LP, which is based in New York and with activity in Africa and Latin America. Prior to joining Zephyr, Lockhart worked for 13 years at Heller Financial, where he served as president of Heller International Group, which had activities in commercial finance and merchant banking in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. In 2000, he served as chairman of the advisory committee of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

For a complete look at President Lockhart's bio and background, check here.

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