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December 01 2014

Jeff Schmid, Chairman and CEO for Mutual of Omaha Bank Joins the 2015 HOPE Global Forum

ATLANTA, GA – December 1, 2014 – Operation HOPE the leading global financial dignity nonprofit, today announced that Jeff Schmid the Chairman and CEO, Mutual of Omaha Bank will join the 2015 HOPE Global Forum as a Featured Speaker on the Main Stage on January 15-17th in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Schmid recently joined the HOPE Global Board.

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.

Mr. Schmid serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Omaha Financial Holdings Inc. Mr. Schmid serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mutual of Omaha Bank. Mr. Schmid served as President of American National Bank from 1998 to January 2007. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Nebraska State Bank, Inc. He served as Chairman and Director of Nebraska State Bank, Inc. Mr. Schmid serves as Director of Mutual of Omaha Holdings, Inc. and Peoples National Bank, N.A. (complete bio)

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been providing financial dignity and economic empowerment to more than 2 million individuals worldwide. It is America's only nonprofit software company specializing in the software of human development -- reverse engineering poverty. HOPE’s goal is to turn check 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

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