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May 25 2016

Wanda Yancy Rodwell Appointed to Operation HOPE Southeastern Regional Board

Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc. has appointed Wanda Yancy Rodwell to its Southeastern regional board of directors.

Rodwell presently serves as Director of Global Community Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company. She began her career as a journalist, writing award-winning news articles for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She later transitioned into corporate communications and community affairs with Cox Enterprises, The Grady Health System, and Delta Air Lines.

Rodwell serves on the board of directors for the Georgia United Methodist Church Foundation, Foundation for Wesley Woods, and the Atlanta Symphony’s Education Committee. She served as a member of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, 2002 – 2012, representing DeKalb County’s 4th Congressional District; and on the Economic Development Authority of DeKalb County.  She is an Atlanta native and a graduate of Spelman College.

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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—powering the broadest financial inclusion network in the country. 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 Operation 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—further establishing it as a best-in-class organization. For more information: www.OperationHOPE.org