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March 14 2012

Canon Sales Vice President, Kim Haydel Takes Board Role at Operation HOPE

Board involvement helps cement imagining giant’s commitment “to do well by doing good


Los Angeles Operation HOPE President and COO, William Walbrecher announced today the addition of Kim Haydel, Canon Business Solutions’ vice president of sales western zone, to the Southwestern Board of Directors.  Haydel’s two-year term of service is set to begin immediately.

“As HOPE’s newest Silver Rights Ambassador, Haydel will help lead HOPE’s efforts to bring financial and digital empowerment to individuals and families in the Southern California area,” said Walbrecher.

As vice president of sales at Canon Business Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon USA, Haydel is responsible for leadership and attainment of the revenue objectives for the Western states spanning California, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Utah and Hawaii.

Haydel joined CBS in January of 2008 as Sales Vice President Los Angeles region, and was promoted to her current role in January 2010. Prior to CBS, Haydel spent 25 years with Xerox Corporation, most of which in sales and sales leadership roles. She is a graduate from University of CA, Irvine with a BS in Computer Science. She later attended University of Southern CA and received her MBA in 1989.

Canon Business Solutions is a Canon U.S.A. company providing integrated systems technology that comprise one of the strongest solutions portfolios in the document management industry. It serves a broad range of organizations with a variety of document management and workflow solutions and services. Canon Business Solutions, Inc. operates from 70 offices in 40 metropolitan areas across the country.

As a member of HOPE’s SW Board, Haydel joins some of the nation’s most powerful executives, decision-makers, bankers and economists in providing insight and guidance to the “silver rights” empowerment organization’s direction.

About Operation HOPE
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Operation HOPE promotes financial dignity through financial literacy and education tools to underserved communities in more than 273 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, families, and small business owners. In May 2012, HOPE will celebrate 20 years of making 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.