I am pleased to announce today that longtime friend and community philanthropist, Jodi Brockington, MSW, MPA, MsEd, has been appointed as the deputy director of HOPE Forums. Jodi’s first charge will be helping to provide leadership around and for the coming HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit

Jodi is not new to Operation HOPE. She was actually the first ever program manager, or employee, tied to our now award-winning and global youth financial literacy work with Banking on Our Future. Jodi was there with us when we began this journey to empower youth in the 1990’s, and are pleased to have her back, providing core assistant to yet another pioneering area of silver rights empowerment work, with HOPE Forums.

You can reach Jodi Brockington here, should you have questions about what comes next for HOPE Forums, or more specifically, the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, 2012.

Onward and with HOPE,

John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, 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 the U.S., 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. Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, an NYSE Euronext publicly traded company, and a division of $54 billion Ares Capital.
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