SOURCE: Operation HOPE, Inc.

February 28, 2008 15:11 ET

Financial Journalist Stacey Tisdale Is Latest Addition to Operation HOPE's Northeastern Board

Author, Business Reporter and Recognized Authority on Financial Literacy Teams With Non-Profit to Advance Silver Rights Movement in New York Region

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2008) - Financial literacy nonprofit Operation HOPE (HOPE) announced today that (on-air) business and financial issues journalist Stacey Tisdale has been named to serve on the nonprofit's Northeastern Board. In her new role, Ms. Tisdale will help champion HOPE's efforts to raise financial literacy for adults and children around the world.

Author of the acclaimed book "The True Cost of Happiness: The Real Story Behind Managing Your Money," Ms. Tisdale has reported for the business news division of CBS, PBS, as well as the U.S. Contributor for Shattered: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, a magazine for professional women.

Ms. Tisdale's impressive 15-year career has afforded her the opportunity to work within all of the CNN networks, including CNN, Headline News and Marketsource. The Marymount College graduate, wife and mother has also been featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," in O, The Oprah Magazine, and frequently appears on NBC's "Today Show" as a financial expert.

"Operation HOPE continually delivers on the promise of financial independence, providing access to and education about a host of services desperately needed in low-wealth communities. The organization's Founder is playing a pivotal role in the newly created White House Financial Literacy Advisory Council, which will actually create policy that will raise financial literacy. As a new member of the Northeastern Board, I am honored to join HOPE in its unprecedented national and international efforts," said Ms. Tisdale.

HOPE Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant is delighted that Ms. Tisdale agreed to join the organization's Silver Rights Movement. "Stacey Tisdale is a dedicated, infectious journalist who is both business and media savvy. We wholeheartedly welcome the leadership skills that she brings and value her commitment to helping others help themselves."

Comprised of some of the nation's most powerful executives, decision-makers, bankers and economists, the HOPE Board is made up of seven regional boards, a national board and global advisory board. "I am honored to work with outstanding individuals who are willing to play an essential role in providing insight and guidance to this organization's direction," said Michael Smith, Northeastern Board Chairman and president of the New York Banker's Association. "Years ago I knew Stacey's father, Charlie Tisdale, who was a well known leader in the community development area in Bridgeport, Connecticut. I am certain Stacey will bring her father's sense of community service to Operation HOPE."

About Operation HOPE, Inc.

Operation HOPE (HOPE) is a leading global nonprofit social investment banking and financial literacy empowerment organization. Through various initiatives and its three principal programs: Banking on Our Future ((teaching youth about financial empowerment), HOPE Coalition America (financial emergency preparedness and recovery), and the HOPE Center Banking Network (loans, bill pay, computer literacy, understanding banking principles), HOPE is at the forefront of a "silver rights" movement, making free enterprise and capitalism relevant to all underserved communities. For more information, visit us at www.operationhope.org

Contact Information