– October 23, 2013 - Operation HOPE announced today that Steve Bartlett, former Dallas mayor and U.S. Congress member, will join the National HOPE Inside Advisory Board as chairman. Bartlett most recently served as the president and CEO of The Financial Services Roundtable.


“Steve shares the core HOPE principle of expanding access to capital and a passion for financial inclusion and we have enjoyed our long-standing relationship with Steve,” said John Hope Bryant, founder and CEO of Operation HOPE. “We are pleased to grow our relationship with Steve and look forward to his expertise on the critical issues that HOPE Inside will tackle.”


The HOPE Inside National Advisory Board, a committee devoted to empowering the financial advancement of adults in underserved communities. As chair, Bartlett will help build relationships and provide overall support and guidance to advance HOPE Inside locations.


Since 1992, Operation HOPE has promoted financial dignity through financial literacy and education tools to underserved communities. Through its three core portfolios, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, economic preparedness, digital empowerment, promoted home ownership, and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than two million individuals, families, and small business owners. Operation HOPE is driven by a “silver rights” mission fueled by vision and idealism, HOPE strives to empower the struggling middle class through financial literacy, dignity and capital enterprise.


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