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September 11 2013

Equifax Senior Executive Trey Loughran Joins Operation HOPE Southeastern Board


ATLANTA – September 12, 2013 – Operation HOPE announced today the addition of Joseph M. "Trey" Loughran, President, Equifax Personal Information Solutions, to the Southeastern Board of Directors.  Loughran will also serve on the HOPE Inside National Advisory Board, a committee devoted to empowering the financial advancement of adults in underserved communities.   

“Trey Loughran is a welcome addition to our southeastern board,” said James “Jay” Bailey Operation HOPE CEO Atlanta Market. “With his expertise and our new partnership with Equifax, we will be closer to fulfilling the goals of our new plan to empower underserved communities by 2020 through the HOPE Inside, HOPE Business In A Box, and 700 Credit Score Community programs.”  

As HOPE’s newest Silver Rights Ambassador, Loughran will help further the organization’s goal to provide individuals and communities with better access to credit and financial education.  As a member of the southeastern board, Loughran will make recommendations on national policy and help generate the support of elected officials, school administrations and grassroots organizations.  

Loughran is responsible for the consumer business of Equifax that provides credit monitoring, identity management and debt reduction solutions to individuals across the U.S. and Canada. Promoted to this position in December 2009, Loughran previously led the company's corporate development efforts, including leading global mergers and acquisitions and the company’s business expansion in new international markets including Russia and India. 

Loughran joined Equifax after working with BellSouth Corp., where he held a number of leadership positions, including Managing Director of the company's Corporate Strategy and Planning department. During his five-year tenure at BellSouth, he also served as Executive Director of Marketing in BellSouth's Interconnection Services unit. 

Prior to joining BellSouth, he helped launch Global Food Exchange, an Internet-based software company.  He held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and head of Corporate Development. He also served nearly four years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Previous to McKinsey, he served as an attorney with King& Spalding in Atlanta and as an investment banking analyst with Lazard Frères & Co. in New York.

Loughran holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and a law degree from Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude. 

Loughran’s two-year board appointment is effective immediately. As a member of HOPE’s Southeastern Board, he will join some of the nation’s most powerful executives, decision-makers, bankers and economists in providing insight and guidance to the organization’s Silver Rights Movement to empowerment the underserved.

About Equifax

Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provide businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide, and uses advanced analytics and proprietary technology to create and deliver customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers. 

Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 18 countries and is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index.  Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. In 2013, Equifax was named a Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top 50 company, was #3 in Fortune’s Most Admired list in its category, and was named to InfoWeek 500 as well as the FinTech 100. For more information, please visit

About Operation HOPE

Operation HOPE (HOPE) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting financial literacy and dignity through various educational programs and initiatives. HOPE’s National Board of Directors is comprised of some of the country’s most influential executives and decision-makers in banking and economics. These individuals play an essential role in driving HOPE’s “silver rights” movement to expand economic opportunity and make capitalism and free enterprise accessible to underserved communities. A complete list of Operation HOPE board members is available online. To learn more about Operation HOPE, visit, follow us on Twitter, @operationhope, and like us on Facebook.