I was pleased to join U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, the Honorable Thomas Curry, following our meeting recently in Washington, D.C.  Comptroller Curry is a good man, and Operation HOPE is looking forward to growing and deepening our working relationship with Comptroller Curry and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in the weeks, months and years to come.  HOPE has worked with this office consistently over the past 20 years.

I was tickled to learn that the first Comptroller of the Currency, pictured here behind the two of us, was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Who says government service cannot be a noble professional that changes the world.

Find complete background on Comptroller Curry here.


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.   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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