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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is charged with overseeing the direction of the credit union and representing the interests of the members. These volunteers are experienced professionals who offer their skills and insight to guide the organization toward its goals.

The Board is elected by the membership during the credit union’s annual meeting. Representatives serve a three-year term.

Board Member Affiliation
Ivye Allen Foundation for the Mid-South
James Brooks Emeritus
William Bynum HOPE
Richard Campbell HOPE
Robert Gibbs Gibbs Travis PLLC
Caroline Gill-Jefferson Retired
Alice Graham The Backbay Mission
David Jackson Delta Housing Development Corp.
George Penick St. Andrews Episcopal School
Austin Porter Porter Law Firm
Brenda Richard-Montgomery Secure Patient Delivery, LLC
Carol Spencer Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, Retired
Emily Trenholm Community Development Council of Greater Memphis
Carmen Walker Retired
Neddie Winters Mission Mississippi


Featured Stories

HOPE Cuts Ribbon on New Orleans Charter School

HOPE Mortgage Originator Glynniece Smith, a graduate of NOLA’s McDonogh 42, holds a painting the school’s student presented to HOPE. Note that the owl, the school’s mascot, is carrying an olive branch just like the HOPE dove! New Orleans, LA (August 19, 2015) – Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE) celebrated the re-opening of McDonogh 42, a charter school located in New Orleans’ 7th Ward following significant damage incurred from Hurricane Katrina. Through the New Markets Tax Credit Program, HOPE provided $6 million in financing for the school’s $23 million rehabilitation.

HOPE Commercial Lending Creates Opportunity for Underserved Populations

In 2014, seven out of ten loans closed were made to minority- and women-owned businesses.

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