The Real Estate Investment Securities Association has appointed John P. Harrison as the new executive director/CEO of the association. In this capacity, Harrison will head up Reisa's office in Indianapolis, reporting to the elected Board of Directors, which is comprised of 13 leading industry professionals.

"We are excited to welcome John to the Reisa team. His extensive experience in the association world will be of great value to Reisa as we strive to offer the best education, networking and advocacy to our members. We are certain that John's leadership will continue to propel Reisa forward as the leading association in the alternative investments industry," says Daniel Oschin, president of the REISA Board of Directors.

Harrison comes to Reisa with more than 20 years of association management experience, including 15 years in industry associations. Most recently, he was a vice president on the successful turnaround team of the paper industry's association and executive director of its foundation. He has also served on the management team of several other associations both in the United States and abroad and was part of the senior staff team for the Jerusalem International YMCA, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in the early 1990s. As a part of his past management duties at these associations, Harrison has overseen the organizational investment portfolios, growing them substantially.