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December 11 2017

Toni Dechario appointed to Operation HOPE Northeastern Board of Directors

ATLANTA – Dec. 11, 2017 – Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc., has appointed Toni Dechario, Officer in the LISCC division, Supervision Group, at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, to its Northeastern board of directors.

Dechario has been with the Federal Reserve for 10 years. During that time, she has held various positions within Supervision including on a dedicated G-SIFI team, in the Supervisory Policy division, and as a secondee at the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulatory Authority, in its Major UK Deposit Takers group. She is currently part of the NY LISCC Strategy & Operations team in Supervision and is involved in a number of efforts under the Bank’s Industry Culture Reform initiative. She is the FRBNY’s representative to the Financial Stability Board’s Working Group on Governance Frameworks for Misconduct Risk and to the Basel Committee Standards Implementation Group’s Colleges Working Group. 

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Toni spent 6 years in media/publishing and investor relations. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College, in Hartford, Conn., and a master’s degree from The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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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—disrupting poverty for millions of low- and moderate-income families across the nation. Through our community uplift model, HOPE Inside, which received the 2016 Innovator of the Year recognition by American Banker magazine, Operation HOPE has served more than 2.8 million individuals and directed more than $2.7 billion in economic activity into disenfranchised communities—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, and uncertain disaster victims into financially empowered disaster survivors. Project 5117 is our multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth in underserved communities, and stabilize the American dream by boosting FICO scores. Operation HOPE recently received its third consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator. For more information: www.OperationHOPE.org. Stay in touch with Operation HOPE on Twitter and Facebook @operationhope.