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November 10 2014

Operation HOPE Confirms United States Secretary of HUD (Housing and Urban Development) Julián Castro for 2015 HOPE Global Forum

ATLANTA, GA – November 10, 2014 – Operation HOPE (HOPE), the leading global financial dignity nonprofit, today announced Julián Castro the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former Mayor of San Antonio will be a Featured Speaker for to the 2015 HOPE Global Forum in Atlanta, January 15th-17th.

The annual forum, hosted by HOPE at the Omni Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, will bring together Heads of State, C-suite executives, civic and financial leaders to outline a vision for the future of the modern global economy. This vision that includes all people as HOPE sees the poor, underserved and teetering middle class as untapped assets for economic growth, entrepreneurship and job creation.

A 39-year-old San Antonio native, Mayor Julián Castro is the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American city. First elected on May 9, 2009, Mayor Castro was handily re-elected to a third term in 2013. Throughout his tenure, Mayor Castro has focused on attracting well-paying jobs in 21st century industries, positioning San Antonio to be a leader in the New Energy Economy and raising educational attainment across the spectrum. (Complete bio)

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been providing financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2 million individuals worldwide. Through financial empowerment HOPE strives to turn cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. For additional information about Operation HOPE, go to www.operationhope.org.

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