The Life Insurance Settlement Association (”LISA”) convenes its 16th Annual Spring Life Settlement Conference in Washington, DC next week from April 28-30. At the spring conference, the association’s members vote for six Board members who will each serve a two-year term. It should be an interesting election, as 11 well-qualified candidates run for these six spots. It is important to the vitality of LISA that it has a strong, diverse Board of Directors that understands all aspects of the industry and can represent the many constituents of the association. In the current market environment, that means covering key legal, financial, and regulatory issues that face the life settlement industry today. One of the candidates standing for re-election is John McCarroll, Vice President-General Counsel of Q Capital Strategies, LLC, a leading full-service life settlement company and licensed provider. John has served on the LISA Board since 2005 and has been a Vice President of the Board and Chairman of its Legal Committee since 2008. Being a Board member of LISA is a real time commitment and takes serious dedication. I have seen first hand the countless hours that John has dedicated to LISA and passion he has for building a stronger organization and industry. John’s perspective on the Board is important – he combines a solid background in regulatory and insurance law with the practicality of working for a company operating in the industry everyday. John takes that perspective to ensure that sound regulation and policies are promoted and adopted without inhibiting the operations of the companies in the business. BEing on the LISA Board also involves listening to and understanding the concerns of all interested parties. John has proven that he can work with different companies and achieve progress. I hope that you will join me in supporting John’s re-election to the Board.