DALLAS, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Civitas Capital Group is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Officer Daniel J. Healyis one of three directors elected to the Board of Directors of Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the national not-for-profit industry trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program. He was elected by the general membership during the group’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

A dedicated IIUSA member since 2011, Mr. Healy led the trade association’s Nominations Committee in 2013. He has been on the President’s Advisory Council since 2014, and is a member of the Best Practices Committee, which he chaired from 2013 to 2015.

“I’m honored to have an opportunity to serve on the IIUSA board at this critical time,” Mr. Healy said. “My hope and intent is to foster industry unity both within IIUSA and between IIUSA and other key EB-5 stakeholders. We must come together to enact reforms that will both enhance program integrity and ensure EB-5 remains viable and continue to catalyze economic development and job creation.”

Mr. Healy is responsible for the general management of the Civitas Capital Group family of companies. In that role, he testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on April 13, expressing his support for meaningful EB-5 program reforms, including modifying Targeted Employment Area (TEA) policy.

A longtime institutional real estate investment management professional, Mr. Healy is active in the Dallas business and civic communities. He is a member of the Dallas Citizens Council, the Dallas Assembly, and the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations. Mr. Healy was named a Distinguished Young Alumnus by his alma mater, the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

About Civitas Capital Group
The Civitas Capital Group family of companies provides a range of products and services for institutional investors, family offices and qualified individuals. The firm offers compelling, niche investment strategies in U.S. lodging and real estate markets through its Alternative Investments and EB-5 Capital divisions. For more information about Civitas, please visit www.civitascapital.com or follow @CivitasCG on Twitter.

Founded in 2005, IIUSA is the national not-for-profit trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center industry with a mission of advocacy, education, industry development, and research. The organization represents more than 270 Regional Centers and 190 associated members. IIUSA’s members are engines of economic growth and job creation, accounting for over 95 percent of capital flowing through the Program. Learn more at IIUSA.org.