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January 13 2017

John Hope Bryant Named in “100 Most Influential Atlantans” Listing

Operation HOPE founder included in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2016-2017 Book of Lists naming Atlanta’s 100 most influential people, as selected by the Chronicle’s editors.

ATLANTA – January 13, 2017 – John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Operation HOPE, Inc. has been named in the 2016 “100 Most Influential Atlantans” listing, developed annually by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

The list spotlights Atlanta’s top business and civic influencers, including, Gov. Nathan Deal, Mayor Kasim Reed; Dennis Lockhart, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx, Inc.; and Ed Bastian, the new CEO of Delta Airlines, Inc.

“I am honored to be included on this list of phenomenal local leaders,” Bryant said. “The energy in Atlanta, my adopted home city, is inspirational. I am grateful to be a part of it and have an impact through our work at Operation HOPE.”


About John Hope Bryant

Named 2016 Innovator of the Year” by American Banker magazine, John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on economic empowerment and financial dignity.  He is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, Inc., and chairman and chief executive officer of Bryant Group Ventures. He is the author of bestsellers, “How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class”, and “LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World”.



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: