On Wednesday April 20th, IIUSA hosted its 11th Annual General Membership Meeting (“AGM”) in Washington, D.C., kicking off the 9th Annual EB-5 Advocacy Conference, the longest running EB-5 conference attended by international investment and economic development professionals around the world.
The IIUSA membership elected one new officer and three new directors to the board. Stephen Strnisha, CEO of Cleveland International Fund, was chosen as the new Secretary-Treasurer, while Daniel J. Healy, CEO, Civitas Capital Group, Charles Foster, Chairman, Foster Global LLP and Kyle Walker, Managing Partner, Green Card Fund, LLC were elected to the board of directors.
In addition, Robert G. Honts, CEO, Texas Lone Star Enterprises, accepted the honorary position of Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus and William P. Gresser, President, EB-5 New York State Regional Center, accepted the honorary position of Director Emeritus.
In addition, IIUSA recently appointed new committee chairs for three of its 10 standing committees. The 2016-2017 chairs are: William P. Gresser (Public Policy Committee), President, EB-5 New York State Regional Center, Kristen Laughlin (Membership Committee) CMO, Cleveland International Fund and Daniel B. Lundy, Partner, Klasko Immigration Law Partners & Mark Roberts, VP, Alliance Bank of Arizona (Co-Chairs, Banking Committee).
President: K. David Andersson, CEO, WORC Regional Centers (2010-Present)
Vice President: Robert C. Divine, Chair of Global Immigration Practice, Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. (2010-Present)
Newly Elected (Officer):
Secretary-Treasurer: Stephen Strnisha, CEO, Cleveland International Fund
Newly Elected (Directors):
Charles Foster, Chairman, Foster LLP
Daniel J. Healy, CEO, Civitas Capital Group
Kyle Walker, Managing Partner, Green Card Fund LLC
New Emeritus Officers & Directors:
Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus: Robert G. Honts, CEO, Lone Star Enterprises
Newly-Appointed Committee Chairs
In addition to changes listed above, IIUSA would like to announce the appointment of new committee chairs three of its 10 standing committees.
Public Policy: William P. Gresser, President, EB-5 New York State Regional Center
Membership: Kristen Laughlin, Chief Marketing Officer, Cleveland International Fund
Banking: Daniel B. Lundy, Klasko Immigration Law Partners & Mark Roberts, VP, Specialty Banking Manager, Alliance Bank of Arizona
A full listing of each IIUSA committee, along with their respective charter, can be found here. IIUSA committees convene on a monthly basis and report to the membership at the annual membership meeting in Washington, DC each spring.
If you are interested in serving on an IIUSA Committee, please carefully review the Committee Participation and Policy Agreement and fill out the Committee Interest Form.
Submissions will be taken through the end of April. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.