Honoring Aphrodite Loutasby Representative Janice D. Schakowsky
Posted on 2015-07-15
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and thank my
constituent Aphrodite Loutas, who is retiring after a distinguished 28-
year career of public service. Ms. Loutas has been District 14 Chief of
Staff for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) since
her appointment in 2009 and is currently the Acting District Director.
Ms. Loutas started her federal government service with Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) in 1987 as a Supervisory Legalization Officer for the Legalization Program. She became an Immigration Examiner in 1990, and was a supervisor in Citizenship from 1991 through 1997. In 1997 she served as Central Regional Coordinator for the Headquarters Office of Naturalization Operations.
Ms. Loutas was then appointed as Special Assistant to the District Director in the Chicago district in 1999 and served in that capacity until 2005. From 2005 to 2009, she was the Assistant Director for Mission Support.
Ms. Loutas was honored in 2011 with the USCIS Director's Heritage Award for her outstanding service.
My staff and I have had the pleasure of working closely with Ms. Loutas since 1999. She is compassionate, efficient, effective, and an exemplary public servant. She will be greatly missed.