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September 16 2015

Operation HOPE Promotes Elaine Hungenberg to First Vice President of the HOPE Office of Innovation, Research and Assessment

LOS ANGELES – September 16, 2015 – Operation HOPE is pleased to announce the promotion of Elaine Hungenberg to First Vice President of the HOPE Office of Innovation, Research and Assessment (HOIRA). In this position, Hungenberg will help ensure the accuracy of all data, oversee quality control, improve data collection systems, and will validate all impact reporting.

“Elaine Hungenberg has been a significant contributor to the advancement of Operation HOPE through the execution of key metrics, designed to demonstrate the impact of HOPE’s programs and services.  Her innovation and professionalism have earned her this increased level of responsibility,” said Senior Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, Office of the Chairman, Rachael A. Doff.  “Elaine brings a wealth of experience to her new role at Operation HOPE.”

Previously, Hungenberg organized volunteers for all markets and portfolios, and served as the Director of the HOPE Office of Innovation, Research and Assessment at Operation HOPE. Before joining the financial dignity nonprofit, Hungenberg began her career in the nonprofit sector in 2007 with the Colorado Children’s Campaign in Denver, Colorado. Analyzing statewide data, Hungenberg focused her efforts on creating publications to help Colorado’s Legislature create appropriate and formative programs for at-risk youth. 

Operation HOPE promotes self-respect and self-sufficiency through financial literacy and education tools to underserved communities in more than 300 cities worldwide. Through its four core portfolios, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, economic preparedness, digital empowerment, promoted home ownership, and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than 2.5 million individuals. Since 1992, HOPE has worked to make the free market system work for low-income communities in a Silver Rights Movement meant to help make free enterprise and capitalism work for the poor and undeserved.