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November 11 2017

Paul Mak named to Operation HOPE Northeastern Board of Directors

ATLANTA – Nov. 13, 2017 – Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc., has appointed Paul Mak, New York/New Jersey Regional Executive with Popular Community Bank (PCB), to its Northeastern board of directors.

With over 30 years of experience in the banking industry, Mak has worked in a plethora of positions that range from part-time teller to president and CEO. His current responsibilities include executive management and oversight of the bank’s sales, marketing, and operations, in the region that includes a network of 40 retail branches and three lending platforms.

Prior to joining PCB, Mak was president and CEO of Doral Bank; and executive vice president and deputy general manager of Bank Central Asia. He also held various management positions at Citibank and Marine Midland Bank.

Mak holds a bachelor’s degree in computer application and information systems from the New York University College of Business and Administration.

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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 financially empowered disaster survivors. Project 5117 is our multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial 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.