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January 15 2018

Mike Kemp joins Operation HOPE Alabama Board of Directors

ATLANTA – Jan. 15, 2018 – Global financial dignity and economic empowerment leader, Operation HOPE, Inc., has appointed Mike Kemp, president and CEO of program management and consulting firm, Kemp Management Solutions, to its Alabama board of directors.

With more than 27 years in the construction industry, Kemp has managed or built more than $6 billion in construction projects.

Kemp was recognized by the business community in the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2010 Top 40 Under 40, Leadership Birmingham’s Class of 2012, 2013 Best in Minority Business Awards – Executive of the Year and Leadership Alabama Class of 2017. He is also a member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Birmingham. His  board leadership includes: Board of Directors for Downtown Rotary Club, Board of Directors for REV Birmingham (Executive Committee), Board of Directors for Business Council of Alabama (1st Vice Chairman) and Iberia Bank Alabama Advisory Board.

A Birmingham native, Kemp has been married to his wife, Ursula, for 25 years. They have two sons James Michael, and Jaylin. He holds an associate’s degree in Mathematics, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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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.