Los Angeles – May 15, 2014Operation HOPE Global Chief of Branding, Marketing and Communications, Rod McGrew, welcomed Kevin C. Morris to the team as its new Director of Communications. The new hire by the leader in financial dignity will strengthen its global branding and communications strategy.

“Kevin Morris brings a diverse set of experiences in marketing, public relations and strategic planning. His leadership will help us galvanize Operation HOPE’s impact on the local and global stage,” said McGrew.

For the past twenty years, Morris has provided strategic communications and marketing consulting to major corporations and non-profit organizations including UMB Bank, UtiliCorp United, the American Jazz Museum, the Children’s Defense Fund, and the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, as well as a number of pro bono community clients. Morris enthusiastically worked his way onto the HOPE team after editing the 2013 HOPE Dignity Summit Report, and assisting Mr. Bryant with his latest book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism.

A global nonprofit, dedicated to financial dignity, Operation HOPE promotes self-respect and self-sufficiency through financial literacy and education tools to underserved communities in more than 300 cities worldwide. Through its four 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 2 million individuals. Since 1992, HOPE has worked to make the free market system work for low-income communities in a Silver Rights Movement meant to help make free enterprise and capitalism work for the poor and undeserved.



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