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October 08 2015

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to Provide Major Policy Address at the 2016 HOPE Global Forum | Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA

Secretary Lew to make a major policy address during Annual Meeting, January 13 -15, 2016

ATLANTA, GA – October 8, 2015 – Today, Operation HOPE (HOPE), global financial dignity nonprofit, announced that the Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew will provide keynote remarks at the HOPE Global Forum | Annual Meeting, January 13 - 15th in Atlanta, GA. Set against the backdrop of the Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend, Lew is taking this opportunity to provide a major policy address.

This year’s theme is “Business 2.0: Inclusive Economics.” The 2016 Meeting marks the fourth annual gathering and the first appearance of the head of the United States Department of the Treasury. Lew is the 76th Secretary of the Treasury and serves as the principal economic advisor to the President of the United States and plays a key role in policy making around economic and financial policy. Secretary Lew previously served as White House Chief of Staff, prior to his appointment. (Full bio)

The 2016 Annual Meeting will take place at the Marriot Marquis in downtown Atlanta, GA. and will serve as a call to action to inspire innovation and thought leadership around an inclusive global economy that works for all citizens. The event brings 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 includes all people as HOPE sees the poor, underserved and teetering middle class as untapped assets for economic growth, entrepreneurship and job creation.

Since its founding in 1992, Operation HOPE's mission has been to promote "silver rights" and make free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved. The social investment banking nonprofit has provided financial literacy and economic empowerment services to more than 2.5 million people, raised nearly $2 billion in economic activity for the disenfranchised. Follow Operation HOPE at  www.operationhope.org on twitter.com/operationhope, and facebook.com/operationhope.