CEO, Hope Enterprise Corporation; Henry Crown Fellow, The Aspen Institute
Bill Bynum is CEO of Hope Enterprise Corporation, Hope Credit Union, and Hope Policy Institute, a family of organizations that provides financial services, leverages resources, and engages in policy analysis to strengthen communities, build assets, and improve lives in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Previously, he helped establish nationally recognized programs at Self-Help and at the NC Rural Economic Development Center. He is a trustee of the Aspen Institute, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Prosperity Now, and William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation. Bynum’s honors include the University of North Carolina Distinguished Alumnus Award, John P. McNulty Prize, Gramlich Award for Responsible Finance, and EY National Entrepreneur of the Year.