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  • President Bill Clinton


    William Jefferson Clinton, the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice, led the U.S. to the longest economic expansion in American history, including the creation of more thanRead More

  • Robert Cresanti


    Robert Cresanti serves as the Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy at the IFA.  Cresanti joined the IFA from SAP America, Inc., where he served as vice president of CoRead More

  • David Cibrian


    David is a Managing Director with Brevet Capital. He has served in a variety of roles during his career – lawyer, accountant, corporate executive and investment firm advisor.  David was formerly a Read More

  • James Creighton


    James Creighton was raised in Los Angeles, California. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1982, he was commissioned as a Field Artillery officer. He has earned master’Read More

  • Scott Dunaway

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    Scott Dunaway has enjoyed serving as a strategic communications consultant for more than fifteen years. He has counseled and guided clients through media relations, message control, public affairs Read More

  • Representative Angie Button


    Angie Chen Button is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 112. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Button earned her Master’s in Public FRead More

  • Geoff Connor

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    Geoff Connor co-founded Texas Global, LLP (www.texasglobal.com) in 2005 with former U.S. Ambassador Sada Cumber. The firm established to advise and counsel both foreign companies seeking to do busiRead More

  • LeAnn Chen

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    LeAnn Chen is a partner in the Finance Section of Haynesboone. LeAnn represents banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, and corporations in a wide range of financialRead More

  • Steven Hendryx

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    Steven Hendryx is President, Headland Consulting since January 2011. He helps US companies compete in the China market leveraging thirty years’ experience helping multinational companies compete inRead More

  • Jason T Barnes

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    Jason T. Barnes is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Vissero Partners, LLC, was a co-founder and former Chairman of Civitas Capital Management, LLC, and has been a Partner in multiple national lRead More

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  • Frank P. Krasovec


    Frank Krasovec has founded, built and monetized various successful companies over the last thirty years.  He is a determined leader with an eye for strategic growth opportunities and the capacity tRead More

  • Yvonne Li


    Ms. Yvonne Li is the founder, Chairperson and CEO of International China Ageing Industry Association. Ms. Li launched ICAIA in 2014 to facilitate what she saw as the ample business opportunities inRead More

  • Mark Lindsay


    Mark Lindsay served on President Obama’s Transition Team and in President Clinton’s White House as Assistant to the President for the Office of Management and Administration. His areas of responsibRead More

  • Khalid Malik


    Malik was Director of the Human Development Report to the United Nations Development Programme, from 2011 until 2014. Before that he was assigned Special Advisor to UNDP Africa, after having compleRead More

  • Paul Lam

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    Mr. Paul Lam is currently a member of the Entertainment & Tourism Agency Committee of the California State Government’s Commission of Economic Development. Prior to Mr. Lam’s currenRead More

  • Admiral Bill Owens


    Admiral Bill Owens is currently the Chairman of CenturyLink Telecom (the third largest telecoms company in the U.S.) and also serves on the boards of Polycom, Wipro and Viasystems. He served as theRead More

  • Ping Gao


    Ping Gao is a private investor focused on a range industries in Texas, including real estate, energy, professional services, and technology.  He also works alongside other Chinese investors to idenRead More

  • Heren Liu

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    Heren Liu is the President of Meritros Investment headquartered in Beijing, China.  Meritros is focused on bridging Chinese capital into the US residential property market.

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  • Ambassador Gorge Guajardo


    Jorge Guajardo serves as Senior Director at McLarty Associates, where he provides strategic counsel and expertise on Latin America and China.  Ambassador Guajardo most recently served for six yearsRead More

  • Dr. Bernard Harris


    Dr. Harris is currently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, Inc., a venture capital firm that support and invest in early to mid-stage Healthcare technologies and comRead More

  • Aziz Hasim


    Mr. Aziz Hashim is the Managing Partner at NRD Capital Management, LLC. He founded the firm. Mr. Hashim serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President at National Restaurant Development, Inc. Read More

  • Bill Kassul

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    Mr. Kassul is a Partner in the Ranger Specialty Income Fund, a new alternative strategy fund created by Ranger Capital to address the growing Peer-to-Peer Lending asset class. Mr. Kassul primarily Read More

  • William D. Paiva

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    William D. Paiva, a partner, joined Sevin Rosen Funds in 2006. He brings more than 20 years of venture-capital, biomedical-industry and management-consulting experience to the firm. William specialRead More

  • Matthew Nordan

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    Matthew Nordan is an entrepreneur and investor with 18 years’ experience in emerging technology. Start-up, international, and post-M&A integration experience. He is Co-Founder and Managing PartRead More

  • Kelvin Ma

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    Attorney Kelvin Ma is an EB-5 immigration attorney at Shanghai Demei Law Firm in Shanghai, China. Attorney Ma concentrates his practice on various areas of U.S. immigration law, including EB-5 relaRead More

  • Ned Lyerly

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    Ned Lyerly was named Senior Vice President of Global Franchise Development in August 2006.  Lyerly’s duties expand on his role as Senior Vice President of the Company’s international division, as hRead More

  • Mark Parmerlee

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    Mr. Mark Parmerlee serves as Chairman at Jalapeno Tree Holdings, LLC. Mark Parmerlee is president and chairman of Golden Southern Chicken Corp., which he bought in 1989. The Richardson company operRead More

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  • Amb. Clark T. Randt


    From 1968 to 1972, Randt served in the United States Air Force Security Service, and in 1974 he was the China representative of the National Council for United States-China Trade. Randt was a residRead More

  • Jay Riskind


    Jay Riskind is the Founder and President of The Riskind Group. Jay was formerly the Managing Director for Global Investment with PiYi Investment Group (DKI Capital).  As Managing Director, his mandRead More

  • Ann Veneman


    Ann Margaret Veneman was the Executive Director of UNICEF from 2005 to 2010. Her appointment was announced on January 18, 2005 by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Previously, Veneman was the UnitedRead More

  • Mark Updegrove

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    Mark K. Updegrove became director of the LBJ Presidential Library October 2009. He is an author, publisher, lecturer, presidential historian, and journalist who has served as U.S. publisher of NewsRead More

  • Dan Slane

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    Dan Slane is an American businessman. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Ohio State University, from 2005-2006. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Hiram College from 19Read More

  • Jerald Salisbury, Director of Operations

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    Jerald Salisbury is  Director of Operations at the Texas Growth Fund. He is a certified public accountant and has more than 20 years’ experience in the development of Direct EB-5 Visa investment prRead More

  • Tao Xiu

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    Tao Xu has experience with foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. She has advised many clients in the pharmaceutical, publishing, high-tech, consumer proRead More

  • Laura Foote Reiff

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    Laura Foote Reiff focuses her practice on business immigration laws and regulations affecting U.S. and foreign companies, as well as related employment compliance and legislative issues. Laura adviRead More