Bill Bynum is chief executive officer of HOPE, a credit union (Hope Credit Union), loan fund (Hope Enterprise Corporation) and policy center (Hope Policy Institute) dedicated to improving lives in one of the nation’s most persistently impoverished regions. Since 1994, HOPE has provided financial services, leveraged private and public resources, and shaped policies that have benefited more than 650,000 residents in the Delta and other distressed parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. For more than three decades, Bynum has worked to advance economic opportunity for disenfranchised populations. He helped to establish Self-Help, a pioneer in the development finance industry, and later built nationally recognized programs at the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center.
A recipient of the Aspen Global Leadership Network John P. McNulty Prize and University of North Carolina Distinguished Alumnus Award, Bill has advised several U.S. presidents on financial service matters, and served ten years as chairman of the Treasury’s Community Development Advisory Board. He currently chairs the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board and is a member of the U.S. Partnership for Mobility from Poverty, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
POSTS ON ROOFLINES
- 15 Mar 17 · Tax Credits Play A Critical Role in Economic Development
- 23 Jan 17 · CFPB: Government for the People
- 10 Nov 16 · To Move or to Improve?
- 7 Sep 16 · How Does Mobile Banking Affect the Unbanked?
- 8 Jul 16 · Fairness and The Financial System
- 6 May 16 · Putting the Impact in Impact Investing
- 8 Mar 16 · Let’s Transform the Zip Codes
- 7 Jan 16 · A Response to ‘A New Gospel of Wealth,’ Part Two
- 5 Nov 15 · Response to Darren Walker’s New Gospel of Wealth
- 9 Sep 15 · Why CDFIs Should Go To College
- 7 Jul 15 · Braiding Resources, Place, and Opportunity
- 4 May 15 · The Swiss Army Knife of Community Development
- 2 Mar 15 · Carrots, Sticks, and Economic Justice
- 27 Jan 15 · CDFIs: Bridging the Poverty Gap
- 6 Nov 14 · Attitude Reflects Leadership