The Black Effect Podcast Network names John Hope Bryant to its board of directors. (Photo: Business Wire)

NEW YORK – The Black Effect Podcast Network, a joint media venture partnership between iHeartMedia and Charlamagne Tha God, announced that John Hope Bryant, American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and prominent thought leader, has been named to its board of directors, according to a prepared statement released on June 15, 2023.

Bryant is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, Inc., the largest non-profit provider of financial literacy and economic empowerment tools and services in the United States for youth and adults. He is also chairman and chief executive officer of John Hope Bryant Holdings, Bryant Group Ventures and The Promise Homes Company, the largest for-profit minority-controlled owner of institutional-quality, single-family residential rental homes in the U.S.

“We are pleased to welcome John Hope Bryant to The Black Effect Podcast Network’s board of directors,” said Charlamagne Tha God. “John brings a strong track record of business success, broad leadership experience in philanthropy, education, public engagement and innovation, and a deep appreciation for black culture that makes him the perfect choice to help steer and shape the future of the network.”

“I am honored to join the board of The Black Effect Podcast Network, supporting the groundbreaking vision of Charlamagne tha God,” said John Hope Bryant. “Black voices have been underrepresented and overlooked for far too long, and I applaud the leadership of Charlamagne, iHeart Radio’s Bob Pittman and the entire Black Effect team in standing up this platform for Black voices to inspire and inform each other. I’m with them 100%. They have every opportunity to be best-in-class and transformational platform for the culture – and for business.”

Bryant is also a founding member of Clinton Global Initiative and a member of the World Economic Forum’s “The Forum of Young Global Leaders.” He has served as an advisor to three U.S. presidents from both political parties. Additionally, he hosts a podcast series “BUILDING The Good Life,” on the iHeartPodcast Network and serves as guest host and contributor on CNBC, Huffington PostandBlack Enterprise. Bryant has received hundreds of awards and citations for his work, including Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life Award, and the John Sherman Award for Excellence in Financial Education from the U.S. Department of Treasury.

In addition to joining the board, Bryant will also host a new show for The Black Effect Podcast Network focusing on building wealth in the Black community. Launching this summer, the new podcast will feature Bryant’s unique brand of “Straight Talk” and offer listeners insight into his compelling vision of building capital – in the mental, physical, relationship and, ultimately, financial spaces of life. More details about the podcast and the launch date coming soon.

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