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IIUSA committees play an integral role in the formulation of IIUSA policies and procedures. Over the past twelve months, IIUSA’s 10 committees have accomplished a great deal and made IIUSA as an organization stronger in the process.

Committees are tasked with initiatives such as developing industry best practices to providing thoughtful analyses of legislative proposals, to supporting IIUSA’s staff and advisers on efforts ranging from association building to membership growth, and everything in between.

If you are interested at serving on IIUSA’s committee, please fill out this form.

IIUSA Committees

Banking Committee

Establish an industry-leading voice for the growing banking constituency in the EB-5 Regional Center industry by developing educational materials and best practices for banking services that intersect with EB-5 related transactions.

Co-Chairs: Daniel B Lundy (bio), Partner, Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

Co-Chairs: Mark Roberts (bio), Vice-President, Alliance Bank of Arizona

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Best Practices Committee

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.

Chair: Mary King (bio), COO, New York City Regional Center

Vice Chair: Dawn M. Lurie (bio), Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw

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Budget & Finance Committee

Recommends IIUSA annual budget to membership, oversee budget reporting, and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Chair: Stephen Strnisha (bio), CEO, Cleveland International Fund

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Bylaws Committee

Ad hoc committee that recommends amendments to IIUSA’s corporate bylaws on an as needed bias.

Chair: Robert G. Honts (bio), President/CEO, Texas Lone Star Enterprises, LLC

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 Compliance Committee

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.

Co-Chairs: Kurt Reuss (bio), Partner, EB5 Diligence

Co-Chairs: Mariza McKee (bio), Partner, Kutak Rock, LLP

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Editorial Committee

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.

Chair: Lincoln Stone (bio), Managing Partner, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

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Investor Markets Committee

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.

Chair: Irina Rostova (bio), Rostova Law Group, P.A.

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Membership Committee

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.

Chair: Laura Kelly (bio), Vice President, Marketing, NES Financial

Vice-Chair: Tom Martin (bio), Vice President, Marketing, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

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International Membership Subcommittee

Recruit desirable new members based outside of the United States, while leading efforts to develop partnerships with international governmental entities and interest groups.

Chair: Kelvin Ma (bio), Partner, Shanghai Demei Law Firm

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Public Policy Committee

Consider public policy issues, both proactively and reactively, while developing and recommending industry positions for IIUSA’s advocacy and government affairs activities.

Chair: Adam Greene (bio), President, Live in America Financial;

Vice-Chair: Joseph McCarthy (bio), Principal, American Dream Fund;

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Public Relations Committee

Provide ongoing input to IIUSA public affairs strategy and its implementation, while assisting with outreach efforts to members and media alike.

Chair: Warren Oakes (bio), Paralegal, David Hirson & Partners, LLP

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