Eddie Aldrete Named Board Chair

Assistant Director of Communications

December 8, 2017

Five New Board Members Elected in 2017 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the National Immigration Forum Board voted Eddie Aldrete, senior vice president of IBC Bank in Texas, to serve as the new board chair.

Aldrete has served as vice chair since 2015. His term as chairman will last three years.

Five other members have joined the board in 2017:

John W. Wimberly, Jr., is a retired pastor who served congregations in Houston; Bethesda, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.

Amy Dominguez-Arms is a philanthropic consultant and former Vice President for Programs at the James Irvine Foundation.

Sarah Lenti is a Republican strategist, former director on the National Security Council under Condoleezza Rice and a former Mitt Romney advisor.

Suze François is the founder and President of The Mitef Group, LLC.

Greg Zoeller served as Indiana’s 42nd Attorney General (2009-2017).

Completing the slate of officers are Vice Chair Rebecca Tallent, former House Speaker John Boehner’s Assistant for Policy; Secretary Amy Dominguez-Arms; and Treasurer Bob Naerebout, former Executive Director of the Idaho Dairymen’s Association.

“On behalf of the Forum staff, we are thrilled Eddie is stepping into this crucial leadership role, and we welcome our new officer slate and board members,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. “I want to thank our outgoing chair, Laura Reiff, for her leadership of the Forum Board of Directors over the past three years. She leaves for Eddie an exemplary Board that is positioned to do great things under his leadership.”