Operation HOPE 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Financial Services Roundtable CEO Steve Bartlett to Speak at HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit

The HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit is pleased to announce Financial Services Roundtable President and CEO Steve Bartlett as our latest confirmed distinguished speaker on November 15, 2012 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta Georgia. Click here to view event details.

Mr. Bartlett will participate as one of several distinguished national and global plenary session speakers along with Summit keynote speaker Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben S. Bernanke at this vitally important Global Financial Dignity Summit, at this critically important time; helping America and the world to begin the process of effectively “turning the page,” towards viable long-term, systemic and sustainable solutions to our economic problems. The Global Financial Dignity Summit will frame the issue of financial dignity, financial literacy, possibly for the first time, not as a soft and ancillary economic tool, nor as an option, but as an essential, core ingredient to mid-to-long-term economic recovery and stability.

As President and CEO of The Financial Services Roundtable (The Roundtable), Mr. Bartlett has served in that role since June 1999. Previously, he was the mayor of Dallas, Texas (1991-95), a member of the United States Congress (1983-91), and on the Dallas City Council (1977-81).

Roundtable membership is a selection of 100 of the premier integrated financial services companies in the country including Wells Fargo, J. P. Morgan Chase, State Farm, Fidelity Investments, Prudential, and Raymond James. At the Roundtable, Mr. Bartlett has had a major impact on legislation, including Gramm-Leach-Bliley, E-SIGN, the 2001-2003 Tax Cuts, the Fact Act (FCRA), Class Action Reform, consumer bankruptcy reform, regulatory reform and TARP.

Mr. Bartlett and the Financial Services Roundtable have been long time supporters of Financial Dignity and the need to make free enterprise and capitalism work for the poor in America. To date, Mr. Bartlett, along with members of the Financial Services Roundtable have been instrumental in raising $4.5 million in capital for the building and upcoming opening on November 14th of the HOPE Financial Dignity Empowerment Center, Ebenezer at the Martin L. King Senior Community Resource Complex.

The Summit, which will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on November 14-15, will make a strong business case for financial literacy itself, and seek to reshape the debate around financial literacy away from its definition by some as a simple, narrowly focused math class, towards a more robust, practical, and aspirationally relevant strategy to ground consumer confidence in a core competency; an understanding of what we at OperationHOPE call the “language of money,” or Financial Literacy 3.0.

For more information, contact Lance Triggs at 213-891-2914 or follow OperationHOPE’s 20th Anniversary Event Series online at OperationHOPE.org/twentyyears

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