ABOUT IIUSA COMMITTEES
IIUSA committees play an integral role in the formulation of IIUSA policies and procedures. Each of the six committees address a distinct topic area. Some are tasked with developing industry best practices while others develop thoughtful analysis of legislative proposals or focus on association building and membership growth.
Please explore the responsibilities of each committee below. If you are interested in serving on a particular IIUSA committee, please fill out this form for consideration.
BEST PRACTICES COMMITTEE
Our Best Practices Committee develops and implements industry best practices that accommodate the interests of investor, project, and Regional Center. The Committee’s overriding mission is to establish strong standards to ensure a transparent, ethical, and informed marketplace that is defined by the highest degree of professional behavior. The committee also provides ongoing ethics-oriented education and resources to all participating EB-5 stakeholders.
Chair: Mariza McKee, Partner, Kutak Rock LLP
BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE
Our Budget & Finance Committee formulates and recommends IIUSA’s annual budget to membership, oversees budget reporting, and ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Chair: Stephen Strnisha, CEO, Cleveland International Fund
Our Bylaws Committee functions as an ad hoc committee that recommends amendments to IIUSA’s corporate bylaws on an as-needed basis.
Our Editorial Committee curates IIUSA’s industry-leading quarterly magazine, the Regional Center Business Journal (and other select publications), by providing essential input into the industry data collection/analysis process and carefully considering submissions for publication on various communication platforms.
Chair: Osvaldo Torres, Parnter, Torres Law, PA
Membership & Investor Market Development Committee
The Membership & Investor Market Development Committee works to improve IIUSA’s membership value proposition by evaluating benefits, recommending new programming, and providing outreach efforts to potential new members. In addition, it strives to grow IIUSA’s presence internationally by providing input on investor market research and international IIUSA events.
Chair: Laura Kelly, NES Financial
PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE
Our Public Policy Committee deliberates on public policy issues and develops industry positions for IIUSA’s advocacy and government affairs activities.
- Rush Deacon, Managing Director, Pine State Regional Center
- Irina Rostova, Dalmore Group, LLC