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March 29 2017

Operation HOPE appoints Stefan Wilson to Global Board of Directors

ATLANTA - March 29, 2017 – Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc., has named Stefan Wilson, president of global human resources at United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), to its global board of directors.

A 24-year UPS veteran, Wilson has served in his current role since January 2016. He served as president of the Gulf South District of UPS from June 2010 to February 2013. Prior to that role, Wilson served as the manager of UPS's South Florida District. He began his UPS career in 1986 as a delivery driver in the Northeast Texas District, and after being promoted into management, moved through a series of jobs of increasing responsibility before being named manager of the South New England District in 2005.

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.

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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.  

For more information: www.OperationHOPE.org

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