Alan P. Branson is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Enterprise Corporation of the Delta (ECD) and Hope Community Credit Union (HOPE) with responsibility for the companies Business Lending, Mortgage Lending, Retail Branch Network, and Community and Economic Development activities. Branson previously worked as a commercial banker at Signet Bank serving small and medium-sized businesses, a consultant to the Microlending program at the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, a Research Associate at Harvard Business School, and a developer of extended-stay hotel properties. Branson earned a B.A. from Oral Roberts University, a M.B.A. from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina, and spent two years in post-graduate studies at the Harvard Business School. He has also completed the Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending, the Venture Capital Institute, and additional coursework from the Commercial Finance Association. Branson serves on the OFN Board of Directors, the Mid-South Delta LISC Local Advisory Committee, and the Mississippi Swimming Board of Directors.