ACG Heads for Capitol Hill to Raise the Visibility of Middle Market PE

Zell Lurie Institute, University of Michigan | October 6th, 2015 | http://www.middlemarketgrowth.org

In November, Amber Landis, who recently was named vice president of public policy at the Association for Corporate Growth, will relocate to Washington, D.C., to open ACG’s new office on Capitol Hill. Her move reflects the trade association’s growing commitment to promoting the middle-market business sector and the private equity industry that fuels its growth.

“My goal is to ensure that ACG’s middle-market voice is heard by legislators, lawmakers and regulators in Washington,” Landis explains. “Many people on Capitol Hill and outside the beltway do not understand the important role private equity plays in the U.S. economy by investing in, operating and growing middle-market companies, and how this contributes to business growth and job creation. To raise awareness of the work being done by ACG and its members who are active in private equity, I will devote considerable time in the nation’s capital to lobbying legislators directly, engaging regulators and educating decision makers.”

At this year’s Michigan Global Private Equity Conference, Landis will participate in an Oct. 9 public policy panel discussion focused on registration and regulatory compliance issues stemming from the passage of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act and more stringent Securities and Exchange Commission oversight, which have strongly impacted the PE industry during the past five years …

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