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February 06 2017

Leroy Abrahams Named to Operation HOPE Southeastern Regional Board

ATLANTA – Feb. 6, 2017 – Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc., has appointed Leroy Abrahams, North Central Alabama Area President for Regions Bank, to its Southeastern regional board of directors.

Abrahams joined Regions in 2013 as Executive Vice President of Strategic and Corporate Planning.  In June 2014, he was named Area President for the North Central Alabama area. Regions is a top U.S. bank holding company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with $126 billion in assets, operating 1,630 banking offices across the South, Midwest and Texas.

Abrahams previously worked for SunTrust as President and CEO of the company’s Hampton Roads region in Virginia. In addition, he held roles as the retail banking executive and central group retail line of business leader. Before joining SunTrust, Abrahams held the position of consumer banking manager in eastern Tennessee for Regions Bank.

He graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a major in Finance.

Throughout his career, Abrahams has been active in serving and supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in various communities.  Abrahams currently serves on the boards of REV Birmingham, the Woodlawn Foundation, the Birmingham Education Foundation, the Birmingham Business Alliance, the AG Gaston Boys & Girls Clubs and The World Games 2021.  He also served as Chair for the Community Division of the United Way of Central Alabama 2015 campaign.


About Operation HOPE

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—further establishing it as a best-in-class organization.  

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