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

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)

  • 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)

  • 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  

 

Newly Elected (Directors): 

Charles Foster, Chairman, Foster LLP 

Daniel J. Healy, CEO, Civitas Capital Group

  • 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 

  • 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

  • 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

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.

 

 

Posted: 27 April 2016
Source: IIUSA

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