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Offered June 10, 2014
Commending Constantino Daniel Clemente.
Patrons-- Ramadan, Comstock, Greason, Hugo, Miller and Rust

WHEREAS, Constantino Daniel Clemente, a respected businessman, attorney, and philanthropist who has served the Commonwealth for more than five decades, completes his term as the rector of George Mason University in 2014; and

WHEREAS, beginning in 2010, Daniel Clemente has offered his time and wise leadership to the George Mason University Board of Visitors; unanimously elected as rector in 2012, he has ensured that the university remains at the forefront of higher education in the Commonwealth and reaches students around the world; and

WHEREAS, a native of New York City, Daniel Clemente attended Brooklyn Preparatory School and earned a bachelorís degree from Fordham University; after studying at Marquette University, he earned a law degree from Georgetown University; and

WHEREAS, Daniel Clemente founded Clemente Development Company, Inc., a real estate and development company in Tysons Corner; he has represented high-profile corporations and individuals as an attorney, trustee, and consultant; and

WHEREAS, Daniel Clemente offered his expertise as an advisor to candidates for the United States presidency and the United States Senate; and

WHEREAS, a recognized leader in the banking industry, Daniel Clemente founded and served as the chairman of the board of several financial institutions in the Commonwealth; he has also served as an expert witness on complex real estate, corporate, and business issues before courts throughout the Commonwealth, Washington, D.C., and Maryland; and

WHEREAS, Daniel Clemente served the Commonwealth as the chairman of the Resolution Trust Corporation and the Virginia Economic Recovery Commission Committee on Capital Formation; he was also appointed to the Governorís Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates and the Task Force on Regulatory and Government Reform; he currently serves as a member of the board of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership; and

WHEREAS, Daniel Clemente has made many generous donations to universities and artistic endeavors; he also serves on the board of the Friends of Clemyjontri, an organization that supports Clemyjontri Park, which offers specialized equipment for children and adults with special needs; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Constantino Daniel Clemente for his contributions to George Mason University and the Commonwealth; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Constantino Daniel Clemente as an expression of the General Assemblyís admiration for his leadership and expertise.