November Regulation Highlights and Updates
In lieu of our usual regulations update, we would like to share important information regarding our industry association in Washington, D.C., which serves as our public policy voice in important conversations with both Congress and the State Department. Alliance Abroad has been a member for many years and have found it to be essential for strengthening the sponsor community, providing opportunities for advocacy, and impacting regulations through one collective voice.
Two important announcements were made last week:
- The current Executive Director, Michael McCarry, is retiring after a distinguished career at the end of the year and Ilir Zherka has accepted the position. From an announcement made by The Alliance yesterday, “Zherka has 18 years of non-profit membership experience at the National Conference on Citizenship, DC Vote, and the National Albanian-American Council. With strong relationships on Capitol Hill, he has developed a solid track record in advocacy, and is experienced at fundraising and media relations.”
- The name of the organization has officially changed from The Alliance for International, Educational and Cultural Exchange to The Alliance for International Exchange.
Please visit their website for relevant and timely information and policy updates: http://www.alliance-exchange.org/.