Debra Wickizer has been a licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Utah since 1998, serving as the Vice President in charge of Professional Development for the Utah Association of Realtors® from 2003 to 2004.
Debra has earned the National Association of Realtors® Certified International Property (CIPS) Specialist, Resort and Second-home Property (RSPS) Specialist, Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI), and National Home Builders Association Certified New Home Sales (CSP) Specialist designations.
Debra was elected by the citizens of Layton City, Utah (at the time, the fastest growing city in the State of Utah) for three terms (12 years) to serve on the Layton City Council from 1994 to 2002 specializing in economic and community development.
She has also served as a director for the Davis Chamber of Commerce, a founding member of Davis Women in Business, a founder and President of the Layton Chapter of Business Network International, and a consultant for the HBJ Foundation.
Wayne Wickizer is a seasoned project leader and manager with more than 35 years of experience in Military, Law Enforcement, and Civic project education, organization, and leadership.
From 1970 to the present, his experience spans major case leadership and planning as an FBI Agent, global intelligence services planning and leadership as a United States Army Special Forces Intelligence Officer, the leadership of Utah’s second-largest annual celebration, and leadership and management of a humanitarian and welfare services production facility.
Recently earned the Executive Certificate of Global Business Management. Earned a Masters Degree in Administration of Justice.
Paul Ruby became Director of Golden Lamp Regional Center in 2022 upon the retirement of its founders*. Mr. Ruby is well-known in the EB-5 world and has extensive experience on both the investor and developer sides of the process. As an immigration attorney, Mr. Ruby has filed hundreds of I-526 and I-829 petitions for investors in dozens of projects with a solid track record of petition approval at all stages. In addition, he has represented EB-5 project sponsors forming regional centers and developing job-creating EB-5 projects. He has a successful track record filing I-924 applications on behalf of several regional centers. In addition, Mr. Ruby brings a unique perspective to the project development and regional center formation side of the equation, having significant personal experience on the project development side himself, including in project structuring, EB-5 fundraising, obtaining non-EB-5 capital for EB-5 projects, and project oversight and monitoring.
By way of training and education, Paul Ruby earned a B.A. from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and a J.D. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 2007 and practices exclusively federal immigration law. Mr. Ruby is a member of AILA, the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association. In 2012, he served as the Editor of the legal and resources sections of “The EB-5 Book,” in which he also authored the section on how to file successful investor petitions. Mr. Ruby has spoken on EB-5 matters to audiences of attorneys, project developers, service providers, and investors across the country and around the world, including in China and Vietnam, and has also educated lawyers in Continuing Legal Education seminars on EB-5 visas, consular processing, and high-skilled immigration. His law office – Ruby Law Group LLC – is based in Nashville, Tennessee and handles only business- and investor immigration matters.
*Significant changes to regional center management and ownership must be approved by USCIS before becoming official; such application was filed in 2022 and is currently pending.