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OPIC Swears In Five New Board Members

November 21, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has sworn in five new members to OPIC’s Board of Directors, all from the private sector.

“We are proud to welcome this terrific group of private sector Board members to OPIC,” said OPIC President and CEO Elizabeth Littlefield. “Each of them has enormous experience in fields directly relevant to OPIC’s work, such as banking, investing, manufacturing and community development. They are all real leaders in their respective fields and will be an important asset to OPIC.”
All five were nominated to the OPIC Board by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate. The new members are:
  • Katherine Gehl, President and CEO of Gehl Foods, Inc., a food manufacturing company based in Germantown, Wisconsin.
OPIC President & CEO Elizabeth Littlefield is flanked by new Board members Roberto Herencia, Terry Lewis, Katherine Gehl and James Torrey
OPIC President & CEO Elizabeth Littlefield, center, is flanked by new Board members (from left) Roberto Herencia, Terry Lewis, Katherine Gehl and James Torrey.
  • Roberto Herencia, President and CEO of BXM Holdings, Inc. an investment fund specializing in community banks, based in Glenview, Illinois
  • Maxwell Kennedy, Director of Kennedy Enterprises.
  • Terry Lewis, a Principal with LIA Advisors, LLC, as private consulting firm providing advisory services in housing and community economic development.
  • James Torrey, a private investor and senior advisor to Cadogan Management, a fund-of-funds firm with offices in New York, Tokyo and London.