The President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability met with President Barack Obama and his team earlier in the year, and now the Council's Final Report has been issued.  You can download it here.

As the Chairman of the Council Subcommittee on the Underserved and Community Empowerment, we were proud to contribute, amongst other things, the following to the Final Report.

The Council’s report focuses on, amongst other things, improved coordination between local government, business, and community leaders.  Local financial capability councils, which are created and planned by state, tribal, and local leaders, were inspired by the President’s Advisory Council and will be critical in turning ideas into action.  Local leaders have the ability to bring together educators, business leaders, community organizers, and others in their neighborhoods committed to creating paths to success for community residents.  To help their efforts, the Council created a resources guide, which can be found here

Presidential Comittee Meeting with Obama

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 is a thought leader represented by the Bright Sight Group for public speaking. Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE), a specialty finance company that is managed by an affiliate of Ares Management LLC, a global alternative asset manager with approximately $59 billion in committed capital under management as of December 31, 2012. 


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