Board Leadership

Andrew Young - HOPE Global Spokesman


“The work of Operation HOPE is continuing the work of the civil rights movement. Dr. King and a whole host of others succeeded in integrating the lunch counter but we failed to integrate the dollar.”

Andrew Young is co-founding Principal and Chairman at GoodWorks International. His work includes facilitating the formation of successful business partnerships, putting corporate executives in contact with leaders and influencers in emerging markets. He also offers strategic advice to corporations and advises several governments on sound policy-making.

Ambassador Young’s life-long mission of energizing the private sector to advance economic development was honed during comprehensive leadership experience in the public sector and private industry. His diverse background provides clients with a uniquely qualified advisor with a global perspective on business expansion. Ambassador Young has served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations and Co-Chair of the Atlanta Committee for the Centennial Olympic Games. He served two terms as Mayor of Atlanta, one of the fastest growing cities in the world. He was elected Congressman three times and is a leading figure in the civil rights movement. Ambassador Young currently serves on the board of several Fortune 500 companies and was appointed by President Bill Clinton to Chair the Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund. He is on the National Security Council Advisory Board and remains active in numerous charitable activities and organizations. Ambassador Young has received many awards and honors including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the French Legion of Honor, the Bishop Walker Humanitarian Award, and over 60 honorary degrees from prestigious universities around the world.


John Hope Bryant

Founder, Chairman & CEO / Operation HOPE

Bryan Jordan

Chairman, President & CEO / First Horizon National Corporation
Lead Director / Vice Chair

Michael Arougheti

Director, Co-Founder, CEO & President / Ares Management Corporation

Lisa Borders

Chief Executive Officer / LMB Group, LLC

Sarah Friar

Former CEO / Nextdoor

Brad Hanson

Former President / CEO of MetaBank
Audit Committee Chair

Frank Martell

President & CEO / loanDepot
Development Committee Chair

Steve Ryan

Attorney at Law
Nominating & Governance Committee Chair

Tim Welsh

Vice Chair / US Bank

Tim Wennes

CEO / Santander US & President/CEO / Santander Bank N.A.

Jed York

Chief Executive Officer / San Francisco 49ers


John Hope Bryant

Founder, Chairman & CEO / Operation HOPE

Tim Welsh

Vice Chairman / US Bank
Vice Chair

Ed Bastian

Chief Executive Officer / Delta Air Lines

Craig Boundy

Chief Executive Officer / Experian North America

Janice Bryant Howroyd

Founder & CEO / The ACT-1 Group

Chelsea Clinton

Vice Chair / Clinton Foundation

William M. Daley

Vice President of Public Affairs | Wells Fargo & Company

Harley Finkelstein

President / Shopify

Henry Ford, III

Manager, Corporate Strategy / Ford Motor Company

Linda Kirkpatrick

President, Americas | Mastercard

William Lansing

Chief Executive Officer / FICO

Aron Levine

President, Preferred & Consumer Banking & Investments / Bank of America

Zondwa Mandela

Chairman / Mandela Legacy Foundation

Mike Maples

Co-Founding Partner / Floodgate

Curt Myers

Chairman & CEO / Fulton Financial Corporation

Joseph Otting

Former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

Steve Phelps

President / National Association for Stock Car Racing

David Riley

Founder & Portfolio Manager / Climb High Capital

Bill Rogers

Chairman & CEO / Truist Financial Corporation

Jeff Schmid

President and CEO / Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Brad Smith

President / Marshall University

Dallas Tanner

President & CEO / Invitation Homes

Carlos Vazquez

Chief Financial Officer & COO / Popular, Inc.

Regional Board of Directors

Regina Benjamin

18th U.S Surgeon General Founder & CEO / BayouClinic, Inc.
Southeastern Board

Carol Clarke

General Manager / Southside Development Company
Southeastern Board

Kenneth Corbin

Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer | Wage & Investment Internal Revenue Service
Southeastern Board

Sherrice Davis

VP, Community Reinvestment Department / M&T Bank
Northeastern Board

Kimberly Dorsett

EVP, Branch Banking Market Executive / Truist
Southeastern Board

Calvin Dunning

VP, Fair Lending Officer / FirstBank
Midwestern Board

Derek Ellington

Head of Small Business Banking | Wells Fargo
Southeastern Board

Art Faulkner

Founder and President / Blue Skies Business Group, LLC
Southeastern Board

Arlen Gelbard

EVP, General Counsel / Cross River Bank
Northeastern Board

Staci Glenn Short

SVP, Community Development Program Director / Huntington National Bank
Midwestern Board

Smokey Glover

Executive Vice President Director Of Fair & Responsible Banking | Fulton Bank
Northeastern Board

Allan Kamensky

EVP, General Council / Secretary / Synovus Bank
Southeastern Board

Ed Kramer

Senior Advisor / Asurity Technologies
Northeastern Board

Robert Marchman

Senior Policy Advisor on Diversity & Inclusion / U.S. SEC
Northeastern Board

Eli Marks

Retail Credit Manager, Southeast / Wells Fargo
Chair / Southeastern Board

Lissa Miller

SVP, Head of Supplier Diversity / Truist
Northeastern Board

David Mooney

Former President & CEO / Alliant Credit Union
Chair / Midwestern Board

Gina Proia

EVP, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer CIT Group
Chair / Northeastern Board

Brett Shaffer

SVP, Community Relations Manager / Regions Bank
Southeastern Board

Charmaine Ward

VP, Marketing, Communications, Community/Government Relations | Kaiser Permanente
Southeastern Board