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Ed Sivak

Ed Sivak is the Chief Policy & Communications Officer (CPCO) for (HOPE) Hope Enterprise Corporation and Hope Credit Union. As CPCO, Sivak manages the strategic direction and implementation of HOPE’s policy advocacy and all internal and external communication with the credit union’s 35,000 members, the media, investors and other stakeholders. Over his 21 year career with HOPE, Sivak has led numerous community development initiatives including a collaborative to support the recovery of over 500 small businesses in post-Katrina New Orleans and partnerships to expand economic opportunity in the Mississippi Delta. He also is the founding Director of the Hope Policy Institute. Drawing on the experiences of HOPE’s members and the organization’s programs, the Hope Policy Institute engages in analysis, advocacy and strategic communications to close the racial wealth gap, increase investment and advance economic mobility in under resourced communities across the Deep South.

Sivak has testified numerous times before the Mississippi Legislature on issues affecting low-income residents and has provided expert commentary regarding financial access and inclusion before the Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Sivak currently serves on the Board of Inclusiv, the national trade association for Community Development Credit Unions and both sits on the Executive Committee and chairs the Government Affairs Committee. He is a former member of the Federal Reserve Board Consumer Advisory Council where he chaired the Community Affairs and Housing Subcommittee. He also served on the Small Business Review Panel for Small Dollar, High Cost Loans hosted by the CFPB in 2015. In November 2017, he was appointed to the Jackson Public School Board as part of a larger and successful effort to prevent the state takeover of Mississippi’s largest majority Black school district. He continues to serve on the school board as its President. He is a graduate of Jackson State, Georgetown and Marquette Universities.


Ed Sivak

Executive Vice President, Chief Policy & Communications Officer