Georgia Trend announced this month that entrepreneur, philanthropist and businessman John Hope Bryant has been named to its 2023 Most Influential Georgians List.
The 2023 Most Influential Georgians List celebrates 100 Georgians who are leading by example and improving lives through business. This is Georgia Trend’s 25th annual list, and Bryant’s second time being honored among several notable politicians, presidents, CEOs, and economic development leaders across the state.
John Hope Bryant is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Atlanta-based Operation HOPE, Inc., a leading national non-profit dedicated to financial literacy and economic empowerment. Operation HOPE serves over 4 million people and directed more than $3.2 billion in economic activity into disenfranchised communities.
He is also the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Bryant Group Ventures, and Founder and Principal of The Promise Homes Company, which is the largest minority-controlled owner of single-family rental homes in the United States.
Bryant has served as a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. At the recommendation of Mr. Bryant, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew renamedthe former U.S. Treasury Annex Building the Freedman’s Bank Building.
“A long time ago, I decided to commit myself to matters that would better the lives of other people. I am grateful to Georgia Trend for recognizing my contributions and plan to continue building,” said Bryant. “Georgia is not only the global headquarters for Operation HOPE, but also the place my family calls home. I am humbled and honored to be included on this list with so many great leaders and changemakers—many of whom are colleagues and friends.”
Operation HOPE promotes social justice for ethnically diverse individuals through an economic lens. Within the past year, HOPE has experienced incredible growth and expansion with a focus on diverse communities that are typically underserved. With currently 200 HOPE Inside locations across the country, John Hope Bryant and his team of certified coaches, will continue to support the wider community through programs, partnerships, and initiatives.
Georgia Trend’s list of influential leaders is gathered by the staff who looks for people that represent the best of leadership, service, character, and influence.
Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to “silver rights” with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved—disrupting poverty for millions of low and moderate-income youth and adults across the nation. Through our community uplift model, HOPE Inside, which received the 2016 Innovator of the Year recognition by American Banker magazine, Operation HOPE has served more than 4 million individuals and directed more than $3.2 billion in economic activity into disenfranchised communities—turning check-cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, and uncertain disaster victims into financially empowered disaster survivors. For more information: OperationHOPE.org. Follow the HOPE conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Lalohni Campbell, for Operation HOPE
SOURCE Operation HOPE, Inc.