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February 06 2017

Jon L. Davies Appointed Chairman of Operation HOPE Alabama Regional Board

ATLANTA – Feb. 6, 2017 – Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc., has appointed Jon L. Davies, Compliance Executive for Regions Bank to its Alabama regional board of directors.

Davies oversees the Community Affairs group, responsible for Community Reinvestment Act outreach and exam preparation, Corporate Contributions, Americans with Disabilities Act outreach, and Active Military and Veterans outreach. He has been with Regions, a top U.S. bank-holding company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with $118,801,412 billion in assets, operating 1,678 banking offices in 16 states, for 30 years.

In 1985, Davies joined Regions as a staff auditor. In 1989, he became an investigator in the Corporate Security Department. In 1992, Davies moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to serve as the Audit Supervisor for Tennessee, Georgia, and parts of Northeast Alabama. In 1996 he was named Vice President and Branch Manager of the Chattanooga Main Office, and in 1999 he was named Group Sales Manager for Chattanooga, Tennessee. Davies was named Senior Vice President and City President of the Auburn/Opelika, Alabama market in 2001. He returned to Birmingham and was named Fair Lending Manager in October 2002. He transitioned into Community Affairs in 2007, and has been in his current position since June 2011.

Davies holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He also completed studies at the Alabama Banking School, American Banker’s Association National Compliance School, American Banker’s Association National Graduate Compliance School, and Leadership Lee County.

A classroom consultant for Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham, Davies also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Southeast Community Capital, Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, Teach for America – Alabama, Operation HOPE – HOPE Inside Advisory Board, and Advisory Board for the Greater Birmingham Academy of Finance. He has also served on the boards of Junior Achievement of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Red Cross of Lee County, Alabama; Greater Peace Community Development Corporation; and Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Lee County, Alabama. 


About Operation HOPE

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. Through its core programs, the nonprofit has provided financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.6 million individuals worldwide, and $2 billion in economic activity for the disenfranchised—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers.  Project 5117 is HOPE’s multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth, and stabilize the American dream by boosting credit scores. Operation HOPE recently received its second consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator—further establishing it as a best-in-class organization.  

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