President, Vermilion Consulting LLC
Kimberly Atteberry is the President of Vermilion Consulting LLC. Vermilion helps varied organizations in the public and private sectors leverage the benefits of the federally-mandated Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5). Her company provides expert advice on project feasibility, EB-5 compliant structure, job creation methodology, and targeted employment area (TEA) analysis. Prior to Vermilion, Ms. Atteberry was the Chief Economist of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the first economist at USCIS, Ms. Atteberry authored numerous regulatory analyses, the quality of which allowed for rapid approval through official regulatory channels. She also served as the Agency expert for EB-5 Immigrant Investor economic analyses, providing guidance to senior DHS leaders, Members of Congress and staffers, external stakeholders, and adjudicators. Ms. Atteberry has worked in economic development since the mid-1990’s, primarily with a company in Irving, Texas. In 2000 and again in 2002, Ms. Atteberry had the unique opportunity to instruct cadets at the United States Air Force Academy as one of a select group of civilian instructors. She received a BBA in Economics from Wichita State University and an MBA in Economics and Finance from Abilene Christian University.