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December 08 2017

Gayla Scurlock appointed to Operation HOPE Northwestern Board of Directors

ATLANTA – Dec. 8, 2017 – Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc., has appointed Gayla Scurlock, Vice President, Compliance Officer and Community Reinvestment Act Officer with First Federal Savings and Loan Association of San Rafael, to its Northwestern board of directors.

An experienced corporate executive, Scurlock has expertise in federal and state banking regulations, financial analysis, credit review, loan documentation review, and retail operations.  She is proficient in community reinvestment development and the administration of charitable contribution. Her dedication to Operation HOPE does not end with her role at First Federal—she has been engaged in the mission of HOPE over the years, including serving as a HOPE Corp Volunteer teaching financial literary to youth in underserved areas, and as past chairperson on the San Francisco Bay Area Banking On Our Future Program Advisory Council/Youth Empowerment Program Advisory Council.

Scurlock holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with a minor in finance. She is recognized as a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager and obtained multiple certifications. A native San Franciscan, she resides in Vallejo, California with her loving husband of 27 years, Ronald Scurlock. They have two grown children.                                                        

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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—disrupting poverty for millions of low- and moderate-income families across the nation. Through our community uplift model, HOPE Inside, which received the 2016 Innovator of the Year recognition by American Banker magazine, Operation HOPE has served more than 2.8 million individuals and directed more than $2.7 billion in economic activity into disenfranchised communities—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, and uncertain disaster victims into ?nancially empowered disaster survivors. Project 5117 is our multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve ?nancial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth in underserved communities, and stabilize the American dream by boosting FICO scores. Operation HOPE recently received its third 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. Stay in touch with Operation HOPE on Twitter and Facebook @operationhope.