February 2, 2023 - - Posted by cdanna
Robbye Good Smalley is Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at Hope Credit Union, Hope Enterprise Corporation and Hope Policy Institute – collectively known as HOPE. In this role, she leads the team responsible for cultivating and managing trust-based, enduring relationships with the donors, depositors and other investors critical to sustaining and growing HOPE’s impact. A Black and woman owned financial institution, HOPE provides financial services, aggregates resources and engages in advocacy to mitigate the extent to which factors such as race, gender, birthplace and wealth limit one’s ability to prosper. Since 1994, HOPE has generated over $3.6 billion in financing and related services that have benefited more than 2 million individuals across Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Before joining HOPE, Robbye served as Director of Talent Retention Initiatives at the New Memphis Institute, a nonprofit with a mission to forge a more prosperous and vital Memphis, TN by attracting, developing, activating and retaining talent. She led a comprehensive strategy for activating and committing professionals to the continuous improvement of the city. Robbye’s work at New Memphis, earlier organizations and now at HOPE comprise a career dedicated to empowering others to pursue a brighter future for themselves and this world.
Robbye also serves on the Steering Committee of the Arkansas Chapter of the Asset Funders Network (www.assetfunders.org) and the Fund Development Working Group of the Partners for Rural Transformation (www.ruraltransformation.org/). She earned a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern California and Master’s degree at Vanderbilt University. She lives in Jackson, MS with her husband Zach Smalley and son Theodore.