As the 10th Annual IIUSA Membership Meeting and 8th Annual EB-5
Advocacy Conference draws near, we are reminded of the importance of IIUSA’s committee structure and how these committees are the starting point for the formulation of Association policies and procedures.
In the past twelve months, IIUSA has formed several new committees, include Banking, Compliance, Investor Markets and Technology, to advance Association initiatives of strategic importance. The growth in the number and scope of our committees is a testament to the organization’s growth and the member support needed to shape the EB-5 industry. To view all 2014-2015 committee recommendations and reports visit iiusa.org/membershipmeeting2015.
A full listing of each IIUSA committee, along with their respective charter, can be found below. IIUSA committees convene on a monthly basis and report to the membership at the annual membership meeting in Washington, DC each spring.
*The last day to submit your interest is Friday April 10th. Only IIUSA members can serve on Association Committees.
2015-2016 IIUSA Committees
Association Building – Lead IIUSA’s outreach to interest groups whose members are benefiting from the EB-5 Regional Center Program and are natural strategic partners in advocacy, education, and/or otherwise.
Banking – Establish an industry-leading voice for the growing banking constituency in the EB-5 Regional Center industry through by developing educational materials and best practices for banking
services that intersect with EB-5 related transactions (escrow, bridge (or other) loans, fund administration, return of capital, etc.).
Best Practices – Develop recommended industry best practices that align the interests between investor, project, and Regional Center to the greatest extent possible by contributing to a transparent and informed marketplace that is defined by the highest degree of professional behavior.
Compliance – Proactively seek out market intelligence to inform IIUSA of current trend drivers, while contributing to market transparency by making potentially aggrieved parties aware of IIUSA’s industry code of ethics policies and enforcement processes to address unethical behavior in the marketplace.
Editorial – Curate 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.
Investor Markets – Track how world events are driving EB-5 investor market demand around the world and report through IIUSA’s various communication platforms, while also providing essential input into IIUSA’s market research efforts that empower member marketing decisions.
Membership – Improve IIUSA’s value proposition to members through consistent benefits analysis, recommending new programming, and leading outreach efforts to desirable new members. Also facilitate feedback loop between leadership and membership.
International Subcommittee: Recruit desirable new members based outside of the United States, while leading efforts to develop partnerships with international governmental entities and interest groups.
Public Policy – Consider public policy issues, both proactively and reactively, while developing and recommending industry positions for IIUSA’s advocacy and government affairs activities.
Public Relations – Provide ongoing input to IIUSA public affairs strategy and its implementation, while assisting with outreach efforts to members and media alike.
Technology – Lead IIUSA efforts in understanding members technology needs, delivering empowering, cutting-edge industry technology tools to members, and optimizing all facets of IIUSA’s existing web presence.