Operation HOPE Founder to participate in the Bankers Forum; event flanks the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit 

ATLANTA – October 17, 2013—Operation HOPE (HOPE), the leading global financial dignity nonprofit, announced that Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant will join a distinguished panel for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta event themed: Opportunities and Challenges in Low- to Moderate-Income Communities: Council of Stakeholders, on November 13 at Georgia State University. The Banker's Forum is an independent pre-summit event.

"We can think global, but we have to act local. Everything is local. Community building is local, and is impossible without a stable and engaged banking environment. Yet bankers and banking may be understandably confused about their role post global economic crisis, and post Dodd-Frank legislation. Well, they have a prominent and critically important role to play, and we have to help them to restore a level of trust and confidence in our communities, and to chart a meaningful and sustainable role forward for their businesses."  Bryant continued, "this forum for me, is about that. Helping them find a way to do well, and do good to, sustainably."

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Hosts Unique Banker's Forum Focusing on the Future of Low Wealth Communities and the Role for Banking On November 13th, 2013.

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