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April 14 2016

Ryan Mack Appointed Operation HOPE Market President for Michigan

Mack to lead Operation HOPE’s delivery of financial empowerment programs and services for youth and adults in Michigan communities, with a special focus on Detroit.

ATLANTA – Apr. 11, 2016 – Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc., has appointed Ryan Mack to lead its Michigan market, with a special focus on Detroit. Mack has a personal commitment to Michigan, and to Detroit, where he was raised and where his family remains, in particular. Mack graduated from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and began his career in equity markets in Detroit as a trader for Knight Securities. Since 2014, Mack has served as Market President for Operation HOPE’s Mid-Atlantic region. 

Mack supports underserved Michigan communities by conducting financial literacy workshops for unions, churches, government-subsidized housing communities, municipal programs, nonprofits, inner-city organizations, international communities, colleges, and universities. He contributes regularly to Huffingtonpost.com, The Network Journal, Fortune, Ebony, Essence, and Black Enterprise, and has appeared on CNN, GMTV, and CNBC. He received the Top 40 Under 40 Achievement Award from The Network Journal. 

This strategic appointment is aligned with Operation HOPE’s Detroit Uplift 2020 initiative—a collaborative partnership between the City of Detroit, the Detroit Mayor's office, the Detroit Regional Chamber, Fifth Third Bank, Detroit Medical Center, the Skillman Foundation, EDA, Detroit Public Schools, and many industry leaders, which Mack has been instrumental in nurturing. Detroit Uplift 2020 will implement targeted programs that provide social uplift and make a positive shift in access to credit, economic leverage, self-confidence, and personal aspirations in underserved communities. 

"We commend Ryan Mack for his commitment to Michigan and for his dedication to transformative change in Detroit,” Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman, and CEO John Hope Bryant said. “The Detroit Uplift 2020 initiative will serve as a model for financial dignity and change around the country.”

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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