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Haiti businessman leaves Clinton investment board

March 6, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A prominent Haitian businessman has left the presidential advisory board he co-chairs with former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

A spokesman for the Presidential Advisory Council for Economic Growth said Thursday that Gregory Mevs has resigned after two years presiding over the 33-member board with Clinton. Spokesman Stan Wojewodzki said that the council is seeking a new co-chairman.

Mevs had traveled extensively to promote investment in Haiti as co-chair of the council. The council also authored a tax incentive program for homebuilders following the January 2010 earthquake.

The council has seen some internal turmoil with the dismissal of the executive secretary in November and the layoffs of five staff in December.

Wojewodzki says Mevs is leaving to spend more time with his family and businesses, which include shipping and manufacturing.

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