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Posted November 23, 2020

ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor, director, producer, and community activist Jesse Williams has become an investor in Greenwood, a new digital banking platform for Black and Latinx people and business owners.

While Williams is known by many for his role on the long-running ABC series "Grey's Anatomy," he also has been an activist for humanitarian and racial justice causes. Williams won the BET Humanitarian Award in 2016 and an NAACP Image Award in 2019. He is involved with multiple organizations focused on racial justice.

"I'm excited to join the Greenwood team and work to advance economic prosperity for people of color," said Williams. "The time has come for Black and Latinx communities in America to strengthen our economic condition and influence. By increasing access to essential banking services and financial education, Greenwood is a key part of that movement."

Greenwood founders include Andrew J. Young, civil rights legend, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and former Mayor of Atlanta; Michael Render, aka Killer Mike, rapper and activist in Black financial empowerment; and Ryan Glover, Greenwood Chairman and founder of Bounce TV network. Just a month after launching the company, more than 200,000 people have joined the Greenwood community and the waiting list for Greenwood's digital banking platform. This growth makes Greenwood one of the most successful launches in the history of the financial services industry.

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