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February 24 2017

Operation HOPE appoints Ellen Alemany to Global Board of Directors

ATLANTA – Feb. 24, 2017 – Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc., has appointed Ellen R. Alemany, Chairwoman and CEO of CIT Group and Chairwoman, CEO and President of CIT Bank, to its global board of directors.

The former head of The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Americas, the management structure that oversees RBS' businesses in the Americas, Alemany also served as chairman and chief executive officer for RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Prior to RBS, she served as chief executive officer for Global Transaction Services at Citigroup. Alemany held a number of senior positions during her tenure at Citigroup, including executive vice president for Commercial Business and president and CEO of CitiCapital. She also held a number of executive positions in Citigroup's Global Corporate Bank, including customer group executive of North American markets, global industry head of Media and Communications, U.S. industry head of Consumer Products, and customer group executive for the Global Relationship Bank in Europe, based in London. 

Alemany holds a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Fordham University. She also serves on the boards of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., Automatic Data Processing, Inc. and the Center for Discovery.

Operation HOPE’s global board includes, Jim Clifton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gallup, Inc.; Lisa Borders, President, Women’s National Basketball Association; and Robb Webb, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Tenet Healthcare.