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Hope Brown

Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer Calvert Research and Management

Hope Brown serves as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Calvert Research and Management. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s compliance program including the development and administration of the policies and procedures and the oversight of the primary service providers. She has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years, and has experience in corporate governance, fund and adviser compliance, risk management and vendor management/oversight.

Prior to joining Calvert, Hope was associated with Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors, Inc. where she served as Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer for the Wilmington Funds. Prior to that, she spent five years as an Assistant Vice President, Risk Management and Compliance, at T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.

In addition to her compliance responsibilities at Calvert, Hope is actively involved and passionate about advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the financial services industry. Hope serves on the board of the National Society of Compliance Professionals, where she is the chair of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and a member of the nominating and strategic planning committees. She is also a founding member of a resource group for African-American legal, compliance and risk management professionals in asset management. In addition, Hope is actively involved in her firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council and the co-lead of her firm’s multicultural employee resource group.

Hope currently serves on the board of the Montgomery County Green Bank, where she is chair of the Governance Committee. She is also a member of the Investment Company Institute and the Mutual Fund Directors Forum. Hope is a certified securities compliance professional. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Hope Brown

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