Operation Homefront Adds Ed Delgado to Board of Directors

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"I look forward to contributing to the mission of Operation Homefront to ensure that the families of our nation’s military prosper in the communities they have sacrificed so much to serve.”

Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that builds strong, stable, and secure military families, today announced the appointment of Ed Delgado to its national Board of Directors. Delgado is President and CEO of the Five Star Institute, a leading mortgage banking trade association providing education and strategic services to the U.S. mortgage industry.

“We are all thrilled to welcome Ed Delgado to our Board,” said Catherine Blades, Operation Homefront board chair and senior vice president of Corporate Communications at Aflac. “Our military families do so much to protect the freedoms we, as Americans, enjoy daily and they deserve our very best efforts to ensure they are able to thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.”

Previously holding senior executive positions at Wells Fargo and Freddie Mac, Delgado has more than 25 years of experience in mortgage banking and is recognized as a thought leader and innovator in the industry. Delgado has hosted discussions with global leaders including former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

While Delgado was at Wells Fargo, he played an integral role within the company's mortgage servicing group and served as a leader in the mortgage community, government agencies and industry trade groups in Washington, D.C. Delgado was a key representative to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and in conjunction with industry leaders, was supportive of the Obama and Bush administration's efforts to develop mortgage solutions designed to prevent home foreclosures in the U.S.

“I am honored to accept this appointment and stand behind an organization that does so much to protect the heroes that protect us,” Delgado said. “Far too often we take for granted the immense privilege that it is to live in peace and safety within our own borders and I look forward to contributing to the mission of Operation Homefront to ensure that the families of our nation’s military prosper in the communities they have sacrificed so much to serve.”

“Ed Delgado fully understands the importance of family and the compelling need to serve those who have done so much to serve all of us,” said Brig Gen (ret) John I. Pray, Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “All at Operation Homefront are excited to have such an accomplished business and community leader join our very talented Board and we look forward to utilizing his talents to help us do even more to support the very real and growing needs of our military families in the future.”

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About Operation Homefront: A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront builds strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. With more than 3,200 volunteers nationwide, Operation Homefront has provided assistance to tens of thousands of military families its inception shortly after 9/11. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity watchdog groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront’s expenditures go directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to http://www.OperationHomefront.net.

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