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Fed Chair Bernanke Leads Star-Studded Ensemble of Financial Leaders at HOPE Summit on Global Financial Literacy and Dignity

Sun Trust CEO, Former HUD Secretary, Current Obama Administration Officials Join HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit on November 14–15 in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will lead a star-studded group of global financial leaders and thinkers participating in the Operation HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta on November 14-15, 2012. These leaders will join government, non-profit and private sectors leaders from around the world to discuss solutions to critical issues relating to the economy and financial literacy and dignity.   

Chairman Bernanke, who will deliver the formal Summit event's keynote address on Nov. 15, will be making one of his first public appearances in over a month. Founder and CEO of Operation HOPE, John Hope Bryant, and former Atlanta mayor and UN Ambassador, Andrew Young, will co-chair the Summit.

On November 14, the first day of the summit, the program will feature a community bus tour of Atlanta, a forum on global dignity, and a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Operation HOPE's Financial Dignity Center at the Martin L. King Sr. Community Resource Complex at Ebenezer.

For more information about the Summit, visit summit.operationhope.org. To view the Summit via live streaming on the web, please register here.

WHO:  

Ben S. Bernanke, chairman, Federal Reserve Bank
Steve Bartlett, former president and CEO, Financial Services Roundtable
Don Graves, executive director, President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
Alphonso Jackson, vice chairman of Mortgage Banking, JP Morgan Chase and former HUD Secretary for President George W. Bush
Robert Mooney, deputy director, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
William H. Rogers, chairman and CEO, Sun Trust Banks, Inc.
Carlos Vazquez, president, Banco Popular North America
Shawn Miles, group head, Global Public Policy & Regulatory Strategy Counsel Law Department, MasterCard

A full list of speakers is available at summit.operationhope.org/events/global-financial-dignity-summit/speakers

WHAT:            HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit 
                      
Georgia International Convention Center 
                       
2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, Ga. 30337
                       7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHEN:            November 15, 2012

CONTACT:      Interested media should contact HOPESummit@qorvis.com for more information about the event.

Operation HOPE is grateful to our numerous partners for their generous support of the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit. A full list of our sponsors can be found here.

About Operation HOPE
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Operation HOPE promotes financial dignity through financial literacy and education tools to underserved communities. Through its four core portfolios, the organization has provided youth and adult financial literacy, economic preparedness, digital empowerment, promoted home ownership, and assisted with foreclosure prevention to more than 2 million individuals, families, and small business owners. To learn more about Operation HOPE, visit www.operationhope.org, follow us our Twitter, @operationhope, and like us on Facebook.

SOURCE Operation HOPE

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