LOS ANGELES – May 29, 2014 –
 Operation HOPE (HOPE) welcomes Robert W. K. Webb, Chief Human Resources Officer for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, the global hospitality company, onto its Global Board of Directors. Recently, Hyatt became an Operation HOPE partner.

Mr. Webb’s appointment reflects Operation HOPE’s commitment to recruit exceptional leaders as it promotes financial literacy, encourages entrepreneurship and nurtures economic freedom for the underserved worldwide.

Said HOPE Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Hope Bryant. “We are delighted to have a leader of the stature and vision Mr. Webb brings.  His corporate and global expertise and experience will surely advance our signature initiative, Project 5117, a comprehensive plan designed to address our singular mission: to nurture economic freedom worldwide and foster universal human dignity.”

Robert Webb has served as Hyatt’s Chief Human Resources Officer since August 2007 and Executive Vice President since 2011.  For nearly two decades, Mr. Webb served as Head of Global Service Delivery for Citi Employee Services at Citigroup Inc., a global financial services company, as well as Chief Administrative Officer and various senior human resources roles for leading domestic and international companies. 

As an ambassador for HOPE’s “silver rights,” Mr. Webb will help provide the guidance and leadership necessary for the continued development of HOPE programs and initiatives.  Mr. Webb will also play an active role in national and global events highlighting the importance of financial literacy and dignity.  

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage for making guests feel welcome.  Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality.  As of March 31, 2014, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 554 properties in 47 countries. For more information on Hyatt, visit

HOPE’s Global Board is comprised of some of the country’s most powerful executives, decision-makers, bankers and economists. These individuals play an essential role in driving HOPE’s Silver Rights Movement to expand economic opportunity, and make capitalism and free enterprise accessible to underserved communities. A complete 2014 list of HOPE Boards may be viewed online. To learn more about HOPE, visit our website at,, and

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