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January 04 2016

First Horizon Chairman, President and CEO D. Bryan Jordan Joins Operation HOPE’s Global Board of Directors

Jordan’s participation will help elevate Project 5117, HOPE’s initiative to boost financial empowerment in underserved communities

ATLANTA – January 04, 2016 – Operation HOPE (HOPE) announced today the appointment of D. Bryan Jordan, chairman, president and chief executive officer of First Horizon National Corporation, to its Global Board of Directors. Jordan’s experience and commitment to HOPE’s Silver Rights Mission will help affirm the organization’s position as the global leader for financial dignity.

“We are pleased to welcome Bryan Jordan as a member of the Operation HOPE Global Board of Directors,” said HOPE Founder and CEO John Hope Bryant. “His participation and leadership will further Project 5117, our efforts to empower youth and adults in underserved communities.”

Jordan leads the First Horizon National Corporation, a $25 billion-asset, 4,200-employee financial services company, one of the 40 largest publicly traded banking organizations in the United States in terms of asset size. First Horizon’s two major brands – First Tennessee and FTN Financial – provide customers with a broad range of products and services. First Tennessee provides retail and commercial banking services throughout Tennessee and other selected markets and is the largest bank headquartered in the state of Tennessee. FTN Financial is an industry leader in fixed income sales, trading, and strategies for institutional clients in the U.S. and abroad. (Full bio)

HOPE’s Global Board comprises some of the world’s most powerful executives, decision-makers, bankers and economists. These individuals play an essential role in driving HOPE’s Silver Rights Movement to expand economic opportunity, and make capitalism and free enterprise accessible to underserved communities. A complete 2016 list of HOPE Boards may be viewed online. To learn more about HOPE, visit our website at,, and  



In 2015, Operation HOPE received a 4-star charity for transparency and accountability by the prestigious nonprofit evaluator, Charity Navigator, establishing it as a best-in-class organization.  Since 1992, Operation HOPE has promoted financial dignity through financial literacy and educational tools in underserved communities. Through its core portfolios, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, encouraged economic preparedness and digital empowerment, promoted homeownership, and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than 2.6 million individuals, families, and small-business owners. It is currently focused on Project 5117, a multi-year initiative that will track and increase business role models for youth, boost credit scores for adults, and empower underserved communities, as a part of its “silver rights” mission to make free enterprise work for everyone.