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April 14 2016

Mihaela Kobjerowski Joins HOPE Inside National Advisory Board

Global financial dignity and empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc., has appointed Mihaela Kobjerowski, Chief Compliance Officer at First National Bank of Omaha, to the HOPE Inside National Advisory Board. 

Kobjerowski started her career with First National Bank of Omaha in 1998 as a credit risk analyst in the credit card division, and has spent most of her career in management roles in credit risk, decision sciences, and marketing. After the recent economic downturn, she was asked to start a new business—issuing credit to consumers who had been impacted by the financial crisis and wanted to rebuild their credit. That business has served over 200,000 customers within three years.

In her current role, Kobjerowski manages the bank’s compliance with consumer protection regulations and leads a team of over fifty compliance professionals. Prior to her tenure at First National Bank of Omaha, Kobjerowski taught applied statistics at the University of Iasi in Romania.

Kobjerowski holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Iasi, and finished the coursework for a doctorate in applied statistics. She also holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Kobjerowski is passionate about poverty, financial education, children, and issues affecting minorities. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.  

The HOPE Inside National Advisory Board plays an essential role in advancing Operation HOPE’s initiatives to expand economic opportunity to underserved communities  throughout the country. Existing members include Maria Nalywayko, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, CoreLogic, and David Simon, Chief Executive Officer, TriStar Payments, LLC.   

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About First National Bank of Omaha

First National Bank of Omaha has a history of doing what's right for its customers and the communities it serves. Founded in 1857, in the spirit of innovation and commitment to customer service, this sixth generation family-owned business has become the largest privately-owned bank holding company in the United States—with locations in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, and Texas, $20 billion in assets, and 5,000 employee associates. For more information: www.firstnational.com

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About Operation HOPE, Inc.

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to "silver rights" with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved. Through its core programs, the nonprofit has provided financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.6 million individuals worldwide, and $2 billion in economic activity for the disenfranchised—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. Project 5117 is HOPE’s multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth, and stabilize the American dream by boosting credit scores. Operation HOPE recently received its second consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator. For more information: www.operationhope.org