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August 15 2012

HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit Boosts Additional Distinguished Speakers to Program

Operation HOPE event brings participation from high-level individuals in a global dialogue around ‘silver rights’

ATLANTA – August 15, 2012 – Operation HOPE (HOPE) continues its 20-year anniversary celebrations, announcing today a lineup of  new highly distinguished speakers to the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta, November 14 – 15, 2012.  The latest key presenters to join include:
  • HRH Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway (via Satellite) 
  • Michael Arougheti, Senior Partner, Ares Management, President, Ares Capital Corporation, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation
  • Phil Baldwin, President and Chief Executive Officer, CredAbility
  • Steve Bartlett, President and CEO, The Financial Services Roundtable 
  • Brad Blackwell, Executive Vice President, Portfolio Business Manager, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Kim Davis, Managing Director of Global Philanthropy and President, JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • Richard Hartnack, Vice Chairman, Consumer Banking Group, US Bancorp, Working Group Co-ChairThe Mortgage CrisisThe New Ownership Opportunity
  • Professor Pekka Himanen, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Visiting Professor, Oxford Internet Institute
  • Alphonso Jackson, Vice Chairman, JPMorgan Chase
  • Bernice A. King Chief Executive Officer, The King Center
  • Brian Longe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Session Leader
  • Shawn Miles, Group Head, Global Public Policy & Regulatory Strategy, Counsel Law Department MasterCard
  • John Osborn, President and Chief Executive Officer, BBDO New York
  • William Rogers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SunTrust Bank
  • Esther Stearns, President and Chief Operating Officer, LPL Financial
  • Reverend C.T. Vivian, President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Board of Capital City Bank & Trust Company, C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute (CTVLI), President  and Civil Rights Icon 
  • Joan Walker, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations, Allstate Insurance Company
  • Timothy H. Wennes, Vice Chairman and Chief Retail Banking Officer, Union Bank, N.A. 
  • Senator Leroy Johnson, Chairman of the Board, Ebenezer Baptist Church as Honorary Co-Chair of the Ribbon Cutting
These dynamic speakers will join event Honorary Co- Chairs, HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant; Civil Rights Legend and HOPE Global Spokesman Ambassador Andrew Young; and President and Chief Executive Officer Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Dennis Lockhart, for the “Community, Character and Responsible Capitalism” themed event.  During the two-day solution-driven conference, speakers will help bring financial dignity and “silver rights” empowerment into focus, not as soft and ancillary economic tools, but as core ingredients for mid-to-long-term economic recovery and stability.
With more than 1,000 delegates, from 50 countries expected to participate in plenary sessions and Financial inclusion Working Group sessions, the summit will touch on the powerful, inspirational and aspirational themes that speak to the future of “making free enterprise work for all.” 
 As details unfold in the coming months leading up to the event, important announcements will continue to be issued as they become available, detailing the scope and participants that will make the summit a standard-setting event.