Introducing IIUSA’s Newly-elected Officers and Directors & Newly-appointed Committee Chairs

04.28.16 | Archived

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).

Re-Elected (Officers): 

President: K. David Andersson, CEO, WORC Regional Centers (2010-Present)
K. David Andersson
  • Member Since: 2006
  • Director (2007-2010)
  • President (2010-current)
  • President’s Advisory Council (2011-current)
  • Company Webpage: www.eb5worc.com 
Vice President: Robert C. Divine, Chair of Global Immigration Practice, Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. (2010-Present)
Robert C. Divine
  • Member Since: 2010
  • Vice President (2010- current)
  • President’s Advisory Council (2011-current)
  • Public Policy Regulations Task Force (2014- current)
  • Company Webpage: www.bakerdonelson.com
 

Newly Elected (Officer): 

 
Secretary-Treasurer: Stephen Strnisha, CEO, Cleveland International Fund  
Stephen Strnisha
 

Newly Elected (Directors): 

Charles Foster, Chairman, Foster LLP 
 
Daniel J. Healy, CEO, Civitas Capital Group
Daniel J. Healy
  • Member since: 2011
  • Best Practices Committee Chair (2013-2015)
  • Nominations Committee Chair (2013)
  • Presidents Advisory Council (2014-Current)
  • Company Webpage: www.civitascapital.com
 
Kyle Walker, Managing Partner, Green Card Fund LLC 
Kyle Walker
  • Member Since: 2010
  • Chair Membership Committee (2013-2016)
  • Presidents Advisory Council (2013-Present)
  • Company Webpage: greencardfund.com
 

New Emeritus Officers & Directors:

Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus: Robert G. Honts, CEO, Lone Star Enterprises
Robert G. Honts
  • Member Since: 2009
  • Secretary-Treasurer (2010-2016)
  • President’s Advisory Council
    (2011-current)
  • Chair, Budget & Finance Committee (2010-current)
  • Chair, Bylaws Committee (2011-present)
  • Association Building Committee (2014-current)
  • Chair, Membership, Dues, Bylaws Committee (2010-2011)
  • Editorial Committee (2014-present)
  • Company Webpage: texaslonestarenterpriseseb5.com
 

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
William P. Gresser
 
Membership: Kristen Laughlin, Chief Marketing Officer, Cleveland International Fund 
Kristen Laughlin
 
Banking: Daniel B. Lundy, Klasko Immigration Law Partners & Mark Roberts, VP, Specialty Banking Manager, Alliance Bank of Arizona
Daniel B. Lundy
Mark Roberts
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 info@iiusa.org.
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