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September 08 2015

Former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, to participate in 2016 HOPE Global Forums | Annual Meeting

Financial dignity nonprofit designs economic solutions for underserved communities, January 13-15th

Atlanta – September 10, 2015 – Operation HOPE announced today that Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations and former Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton Administration, will participate in a conversation at the 2016 HOPE Global Forums | Annual Meeting, January 13th – 15th.

Against the backdrop of the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday weekend, in the birthplace of the civil rights movement, Operation HOPE will gather some 3,000 delegates to discuss and develop solutions for creating viable and sustainable solutions for a healthy economy, one inclusive of all our citizens.

Long active in public affairs, Mr. Rubin joined the Clinton Administration in 1993 as first Director of the National Economic Council and served as our nation's 70th Secretary of the Treasury from 1995 until 1999.  (Read full bio.) Mr. Rubin is one of the founders of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy project housed at the Brookings Institution that offers a strategic vision and innovative policy proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans.  He is Chairman of the Board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation's leading community development support organization and serves as a member of the Boards of Trustees at the Mount Sinai Health System.

The annual forum, hosted by HOPE at the Marriot Marquis 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. Operation HOPE sees this vision including the poor, underserved and teetering middle class as untapped assets for economic growth, entrepreneurship and job creation.

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been providing financial dignity and economic empowerment to more than 2.5 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 www.operationhope.org

To learn more about the 2016 HOPE Forum, please visit HopeGlobalForum.org. Follow the conversation about the latest news on the 2016 HOPE Global Forum on Twitter, @operationhope, #HGF.