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June 25 2015

Operation HOPE Announces Beth Ann Bovino, Chief U.S. Economist at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services as a Speaker for 2016 HOPE Global Forum

Recognized by The Wall Street Journal as the most accurate forecaster of the U.S. economy in 2013, Bovino will be a featured guest on Forum Main Stage

ATLANTA – June 25, 2015 – Financial dignity leader Operation HOPE announced today that Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. Chief Economist at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services will be a featured guest speaker on the Main Stage at the 2016 HOPE Global Forum Annual Meeting in Atlanta, January 13 – 15, 2016. 

Set against the backdrop of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the annual meeting will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta, GA. The HOPE Forum is dedicated to curating an elite membership, committed to finding sustainable, transformational economies for underserved communities. The 2016 HOPE Global Forum 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.

HOPE believes that all people, including the poor, underserved and teetering middle class are an untapped asset for economic growth, entrepreneurship and job creation. Financial inclusion, urban revitalization, and youth economic empowerment were core themes at the 2015 Forum and will be again in 2016. 

Speakers from the 2015 HOPE Global Forum included a keynote address from the 42nd President Bill Clinton, HUD Secretary Julián Castro, CFPB Director Richard Cordray, AOL Founder Steve Case, Ambassador Andrew Young, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Brazilian billionaire Ricardo Semler, philanthropist Laura Turner Seydel, Fortune 500 CEO’s and other dignitaries. 

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been providing financial dignity and economic empowerment to more than 2 million individuals worldwide. It is America's only nonprofit software company specializing in the software of human development -- reverse engineering poverty. HOPE’s goal is to turn check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. For additional information about Operation HOPE, go to

Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Operation HOPE is rated a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator.  It is a global nonprofit focused on financial dignity. Since its creation, HOPE has empowered more than 2.5 million individuals and directed more than $1.8 billion in private capital to America’s low-wealth communities. For additional information about Operation HOPE, go to To learn more about the 2016 HOPE Forum, please visit Follow the conversation about the latest news on the 2016 HOPE Global Forum on Twitter, @operationhope, #2016HGF and like us on Facebook.