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October 24 2012

Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, Confirmed to Speak at HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, 2012

Atlanta – October 25, 2012 – Silver Rights nonprofit Operation HOPE today announced that Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton is confirmed for a speaking role at the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit (HGFDS), November 14 – 15, 2012 at the famed Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.

Highlighting HOPE’s 20th Anniversary celebration, the HGFDS expects to bring more than 1,000 delegates  of the most dynamic and influential financial industry professionals, government decision-makers and faith leaders worldwide together to explore the theme of Community, Character and (Responsible) Capitalism, and discuss viable long-term, systemic and sustainable solutions to present-day economic and social problems.

Clifton, best known for the acquisition of The Gallup Organization, became CEO of the organization founded by the renowned polling pioneer, Dr. George H. Gallup in 1988.  Since 1988, Jim Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup, a leader in organizational consulting and public opinion research. His most recent innovation, the Gallup World Poll, is designed to give the world's 7 billion citizens a voice in virtually all key global issues. Mr. Clifton has pledged to continue this effort to collect world opinion for 100 years in 150 countries.

Under Mr. Clifton's leadership, Gallup has achieved a fifteen-fold increase in its billing volume and expanded Gallup from a predominantly U.S.-based company to a worldwide organization with 40 offices in 30 countries and regions.

Mr. Clifton is the creator of The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that establishes the linkages among human nature in the workplace, customer engagement, and business outcomes. This model is used in performance management systems in more than 500 companies worldwide. He is also the author of many articles and of the book The Coming Jobs War.

Mr. Clifton serves on several boards and is Chairman of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He has received honorary degrees from Jackson State, Medgar Evers, and Bellevue Universities. Clifton and his wife, Susan, live in Washington, D.C. They have three children, Nicole, Jonathan, and Jackie.

To learn how you can participate in the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, check here, or join the conversation online at our online mini-summit, Talking Dignity.