ATLANTA – December 2, 2014 – Operation HOPE announced today that Richard Cordray Director of the Richard_Cordray U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be a Featured Speaker for the 2015 HOPE Global Forum in Atlanta, January 15 – 17.  Mr. Cordray’s participation will help solidify the collaboration between Operation HOPE and the CFPB to move the country closer to economic equality.

Prior to joining the Bureau, Mr. Cordray served on the front lines of consumer protection as Ohio’s Attorney General. Mr. Cordray recovered more than $2 billion for Ohio’s retirees, investors, and business owners and took major steps to help protect its consumers from fraudulent foreclosures and financial predators. In 2010, his office responded to a record number of consumer complaints, but Mr. Cordray went further and opened that process for the first time to small businesses and non-profit organizations to ensure protections for even more Ohioans. To recognize his work on behalf of consumers as Attorney General, the Better Business Bureau presented Mr. Cordray with an award for promoting an ethical marketplace. (Complete bio)

The annual forum, hosted by HOPE at the Omni Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, will bring together Heads of State, C-suite executives, civic and financial leaders to outline a vision for the future of the modern global economy. This vision that includes all people as HOPE sees the poor, underserved and teetering middle class as untapped assets for economic growth, entrepreneurship and job creation.

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Posted by Natasha Eldridge, Office of the Chairman


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