MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) held its 10th Annual General Assembly on Saturday, January 29, 2011. The event highlighted AACC's achievements in 2010 and its goals and objectives for 2011. In addition, it provided an opportunity for members to present themselves to serve on the Board of Directors and to network with existing and prospective new members. There was a significant turnout of AACC members who voted in the election for the Board of Directors as well as the 9 members who ran in the election for the 5 open Board seats.
In a competitive election compliant with good governance practices, the newly elected Board of Directors members include Jeffrey Grieco, Chief, Communications, Advocacy & Legislative Affairs of IRD (International Relief & Development) and Qasim Tarin, Chairman of the Afghan Business Network. Re-elected were Yama Azami, President of the Washington Mortgage Group; Sulaiman Lutfi, Executive Director of TriVision Studios, USA and Virginia Sheffield, President of Sheffield Advisors, LLC.
On Tuesday February 15, 2011, the 2011 AACC Board of Directors held its first meeting, at which the annual election of officers took place. Sulaiman Lutfi was re-elected as the Chairman of the Board; Hon. Don Ritter, was re-elected as the President & CEO; David D. Beg was re-elected as the Vice-President; Anisa Nusraty was newly elected as the Secretary of the Board; Yama Azami was re-elected as the Treasurer; William C. Joern was re-elected as one of the At-Large Executive Committee Members and Jeffrey Grieco was newly elected as the other.
AACC enters 2011 with a full agenda of business and investment promotion highlighted by its signature Business Matchmaking Conference, private sector business and economic policy forums, and other events connecting U.S. businesses with important business and economy-related officials in both the U.S. and Afghan governments.
For further information, please contact AACC at 703-442-5005.
AACC serves the interests of its members through numerous programs, advocates for a free and open market economy in Afghanistan, and endeavors to strengthen U.S.-Afghan economic relations. AACC works to ensure that Afghanistan's economy and the employment of the Afghan people remains a priority for U.S. and Afghan policymakers and serves as a link between business and government to encourage progressive economic policies that will result in increased business and investment between the U.S. and Afghanistan. It is the goal of AACC to promote the exchange of information and provide resources to members through investment conferences, seminars, networking events, publications, and other avenues to stimulate U.S.- Afghan business and investment.
SOURCE Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce