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December 02 2014

Operation HOPE Welcomes Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray as a Speaker to the 2015 HOPE Global Forum in Atlanta

ATLANTA – December 2, 2014 – Operation HOPE announced today that Richard Cordray Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will be a Featured Speaker for the 2015 HOPE Global Forum in Atlanta, January 15 – 17.  Mr. Cordray’s participation will help solidify the collaboration between Operation HOPE and the CFPB to move the country closer to economic equality.

Prior to joining the Bureau, Mr. Cordray served on the front lines of consumer protection as Ohio’s Attorney General. Mr. Cordray recovered more than $2 billion for Ohio’s retirees, investors, and business owners and took major steps to help protect its consumers from fraudulent foreclosures and financial predators. In 2010, his office responded to a record number of consumer complaints, but Mr. Cordray went further and opened that process for the first time to small businesses and non-profit organizations to ensure protections for even more Ohioans. To recognize his work on behalf of consumers as Attorney General, the Better Business Bureau presented Mr. Cordray with an award for promoting an ethical marketplace. (Complete bio)

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.

Since 1992, HOPE has promoted financial dignity through financial literacy and educational tools in underserved communities. Through its four core portfolios, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, encouraged economic preparedness and digital empowerment, promoted home ownership, and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than two million individuals, families, and small business owners. 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.

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