We are pleased and honored to confirm that my friend Timothy Manning, Deputy Director for DHS/FEMA, will serve as Working Session Co-Chair at the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia on November 14th-15th, 2012.

Our HOPE Coalition America division is a national partner with DHS-FEMA for emergency financial and economic preparedness, response and recovery work, on-the-ground and in communities across t nation. You can check out our unique partnership work here, including our work on the ground following Hurricane Katrina.

Tim Manning is the Deputy Administrator of the National Preparedness Directorate within the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Directorate has six business units with more than 300 personnel who are charged with providing guidance, programs, activities and services to prepare the Nation to prevent, protect from, respond to and recover from all hazards.

Find out more about Tim Manning's background 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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