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Executive Team

Henry Liebman

Chief Executive Officer / Chairman of the Board

In 1996, Henry Liebman founded American Life, Inc. and has since served as our Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, he oversees all daily company operations and strategic planning.

Henry has more than 20 years of experience in real estate law and immigration law and more than 30 years experience in commercial real estate management and investment. He has served as Managing Partner of Coe Nordwall Liebman, LLC. Henry also founded Northwest International Bank and served as its first board chairman.

Among these distinctions, Henry is frequently invited to speak on business and immigration topics at organizations throughout the Northwest and abroad. He is quoted frequently and has written several articles on a variety of subjects. Additionally, he authored The Immigration Handbook, which has been published in the U.S., Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Henry earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1973 and received his Juris Doctor degree from The University of Puget Sound in 1980. His experience in immigration law, finance, and real estate is both extensive and eclectic and provides particular value to American Life, Inc. and its investors.


Gregory Steinhauer


Gregory L. Steinhauer is a graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1984) with a Bachelor of Science in economics. He has spent his entire working career in construction and real estate development. As President of American Life, Inc. Greg has been responsible for design and development of almost a billion dollars of large-scale development projects and oversees SODO Builders, the company's in-house construction company

Greg currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Seattle Police Foundation and is a Board member of the Seattle World Trade Center


Larry Ice

Chief Financial Officer

Larry Ice is a former CPA with over 29 years' executive level experience in all aspects of commercial real estate finance, accounting, development and administrative functions.

Before joining American Life in 2012, Larry served for 9 years as vice president and chief financial officer of Kemper Development Company in Bellevue, Washington, a prominent Puget Sound area developer/owner/operator where he successfully structured, negotiated and placed over $1.5 billion of debt and equity capital to finance expansion of the company's real estate portfolio. He also led strategic financial planning, spearheaded a major corporate restructuring and engineered numerous improvements to the company's financial reporting and information management systems.

Prior to Kemper Development, Larry managed finance, accounting and information technology for Fisher Properties, Inc. in Seattle which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fisher Communications, Inc.

Before his career in real estate, Larry worked for several years as a certified public accountant specializing in real estate and partnership taxation, starting out with Coopers & Lybrand in Kansas City, Missouri. Larry is a graduate of the University of Kansas and holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Business. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Urban Land Institute.


Donald Ayres

Senior Vice President Property Management

Donald Ayres brings 30 years of management and development experience to American Life, Inc. Prior to joining the company, he was with Health Force Partners as a founding member and served as senior VP of 12 physical therapy clinics and 4 regional occupational medicine clinics in King and Snohomish Counties. Don has been working in the Seattle business community for 30 years. He was a founding partner in Eagle Rehab in 1992, a 40-office group of clinics through Washington State. There he served as regional manager in charge of operations, facility development, and property management and oversaw budgeting and business development for 17 clinics. Prior to that, Don founded Therapy Network Services, a 175-member IPA in 3 states that contracted with insurance companies to provide rehabilitation.

Don received his BS in Athletic Training from Washington State University and his post-graduate degree in physical therapy in 1976 from Children's Hospital in Los Angeles. He has served as board chair for Washington State Private Practice and Socioeconomic Chairman for The Washington State Physical Therapy Association. Don has also served as president of Everett Golf and Country Club in 2001. He currently serves on the board of directors and is vice chair of the Providence Everett Medical Center Foundation.


Darrell Sanders

Managing Director of Investment Programs

Darrell Sanders is the Managing Director of Investment Programs at American Life, Inc. overseeing investment by foreign nationals into ALI’s EB5 program. He works globally promoting foreign investment into American Life’s real estate developments and oversees the team of professionals at American Life dedicated to support and service of its nearly 3,000 investors.

Mr. Sanders has over 20 years of experience in investment-based US immigration and commercial real estate. He has been affiliated with American Life since its inception in 1996. Prior to joining ALI, Mr. Sanders was the Founder and President of Pacific Rim Acquisitions, Inc. a U.S.-based consulting firm which assisted foreign investors who wished to acquire businesses and real estate in the United States.   


Annie Zhou

Investment Management & Marketing Director

Annie Zhou manages American Life, Inc.'s EB-5 Program that allows potential immigrants to obtain a Green Card, giving them the access to live, work and retire anywhere in the United States regardless of the location of their EB-5 investment.

Before joining American Life in 2014, Annie served as the Office Manager and Trade Specialist for the World Trade Center Tacoma. She worked collaboratively with various business developments and local government to establish strategic cooperation between local firms and businesses overseas. Annie was also a Lead for incoming and outgoing official Chinese delegations, accompanying high-ranking public officials to China, including Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen and former Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed. She brings a great deal of experience on strategic planning, marketing, management, and conducting business in various cultural environments.

Annie has a Master of Business Administration Degree with a Concentration in Project Management from City University of Seattle and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Business and Chinese Studies from Pacific Lutheran University.

Annie has been a longtime contributor to the United Nations International Emergency Children's Fund (UNICEF) to fund medical kits for children in Africa. She also volunteers at her local school and community.


Hal Beals

Director of Investor Relations

Before joining American Life in 2015 as Director of Investor Relations, Hal was Senior Vice President of Business Development for commercial banking at Wells Fargo Bank in Seattle. His professional career has been in the financial markets with Wells Fargo, Cigna, Merrill Lynch,  and Washington Mutual serving individuals and businesses in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Early in his career he was an exploration division accountant in Alaska with Chevron Oil.  He has served as a Trustee for the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Anchorage (Alaska ) Symphony  and leadership positions in Rotary District 5030 and President of the University Sunrise Rotary Club. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.


Yasuko Kunii

Japan Region Manager

Based in Tokyo, Yasuko Kunii has been responsible for American Life, Inc.’s marketing and business development in Japan since 2007. She works with immigration agencies, attorneys, direct EB-5 investors, non-immigrant corporate and individual investors in American Life’s partnerships. With abundant experience in business-to-business and retail, she has developed invaluable skills that have helped her to excel in her career.

Being a long-time member of the Japan Affiliated Financial Planners Association, and with knowledge of Japanese real-estate broker qualification, she always seeks to deliver appropriate advice to her clients considering the EB-5 immigration program through investing in projects developed by American Life, Inc., paying keen attention to client’s needs and expectations. She enjoys learning and ensures all interactions with her clients are mutually beneficial.