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December 04 2013

Popular Community Bank Region Executive, Brian Doran, Joins the National HOPE Inside Advisory Board

 Financial dignity nonprofit Operation HOPE grows counsel to promote financial empowerment through HOPE Inside

LOS ANGELES – December 5, 2013 – Operation HOPE announced today that Brian Doran, the region executive (New York Metro) and director of governmental affairs for Popular Community Bank (Popular) will join the National HOPE Inside Advisory Board. Mr. Doran’s appointment to the advisory board will help strengthen HOPE’s “silver rights” mission to spread the financial literacy and empowerment.

The HOPE Inside National Advisory Board supports HOPE’s goal to establish 1,000 HOPE Inside locations in areas where people do business as a part of Project 5117. The project is a multi-year initiative that will track and increase business role models for youth, boost credit scores for adults, and empower underserved communities.  

Mr. Doran’s responsibilities at Popular Community Bank include executive management and oversight of the Bank’s sales, marketing and operations in the New York Metropolitan area and monitoring and participating in federal and state legislative and regulatory matters impacting the financial institutions industry. He is also a member of Popular’s Senior Management Team and is Secretary of the Popular Community Bank Foundation.

Mr. Doran serves on Operation Hope’s Northeast Region Board of Directors and is also a member of the Financial Services Roundtable’s Housing Policy Executive Council. He also serves as a Director of the Staten Island (NY) Center for Independent Living, a resource, education and counseling center for persons with disabilities, and is a director of the Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation and several related entities, which provide low-cost senior housing in New York City.   

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has promoted financial dignity through financial literacy and education tools to underserved communities. Operation HOPE is driven by a “silver rights” mission fueled by vision and idealism, HOPE strives to empower the struggling middle class through financial literacy, dignity and capital enterprise.

HOPE boards are comprised of some of the nation's most powerful financial executives, decision-makers, public policy makers, bankers and economists. They include six domestic regional boards, two new regional boards in South Africa, a national governing board, global advisory board, the HOPE Coalition America Advisory Board and the recently added HOPE Inside Advisory Board.

About Operation HOPE, Inc.

Since its inception in 1992, HOPE, a global nonprofit focused on financial dignity, has empowered more than 2 million individuals and directed more than $1.5 billion in private capital to America's low-wealth communities. It has recruited a growing army of 20,000 HOPE Corps volunteers, and helped raise average credit scores for financial case management clients more than 120 points over an average 18-month period. It currently serves more than 300 U.S. cities, as well as South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and most recently, the United Arab Emirates. HOPE's next phase will be focused on Project 5117, a multi-year initiative that will track and increase business role models for youth, boost credit scores for adults, and empower underserved communities, as a part of its “silver rights” mission to make free enterprise work for everyone. To learn how you can join Project 5117, go to or visit to learn more. Please  follow us on Twitter, @operationhope, and Like us on Facebook.