National Chairman, CEO, Director & Member, Executive Committee
Mr. Kumar has a proven record of over 40 years of diverse management, turnaround and strategic planning experience with a diverse group of small and large companies,government entities, and community based organizations. His latest turnaround companies include a healthcare company and a real estate development company, both located in Southern California. Mr. Kumar has vast experience in project Completion, Monitoring & Evaluation of multi-million dollar projects and special management studies while working with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
National Vice Chairman, Director & Member, Executive Committee
Dr. Mukesh Aghi is the President and Chief Executive Officer of USISPF. Dr. Aghi has extensive experience working with business and government leaders in the U.S. and India to promote trade and strengthen ties between the two countries. He also currently serves as a trustee at Claremont Graduate University.
Previously, Dr. Aghi served as Chief Executive and Member of the Board at L&T Infotech where he expanded the business on a global level. During his time at Steria, Inc. (India), Dr. Aghi served as Chairman and CEO of the Asia-Pacific region.
National President: Director & Member, Executive Council
Mr. Appen P. Menon has over twenty-five years of experience in broad areas of law.
With over twenty-five years of experience in broad areas of law, advising banks and domestic and foreign corporations in a wide variety of business matters, Appen heads the firm’s Banking and Finance Team.
Appen represents banks in various loan transactions, including term loans, revolving credit facilities, acquisition loans and syndicated loans. His representation also includes problem loan workouts and litigation involving debt recovery and mortgage foreclosures.
National Secretary, Director & Member, Executive Committee
Mr. Falcao is an accomplished executive with over twenty years of experience in the telecom industry. Glenn is a prior venture partner with Bessemer Venture Partners, bringing top-tier private equity experience to the Venturepreneur team. As a Venture Partner of Venturepreneur Partners, Glenn focuses on creating and identifying investments in the communications sector.
He was most recently the Executive Vice President at Corvis Corporation, where he was a member of the executive team that took the company public raising over one billion dollars and achieving a market capitalization of over thirty billion dollars. Corvis’ IPO was one of the most successful in the telecom sector in 2000.
National Treasurer, Director & Member, Executive Committee
Mr. Shah has over twenty years of experience in accounting standards, income tax laws, IRS audits, and overall accounting and financial management. He manages three offices in Washington DC metropolitan area, providing accounting services, financial planning and business planning to physicians, dentists, IT professionals and hospitality industry. In addition, his office provides services to small businesses from setup, incorporation to compiling write-ups, reviews, payroll management and accounting.
General Counsel (National), Director & Member, Executive Committee
Mr. Keth Ditthavong concentrates his practice in patent preparation and prosecution as well as patent counseling. He has drafted hundreds of patent applications for domestic and foreign companies. Mr. Ditthavong has spoken on numerous panels on patent law and practice. He was formerly with the firms of Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., and McDermott, Will & Emery.
Mr. Ditthavong worked as a Senior Systems Engineer in the area of voice and data communications with the Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon), and as a Senior Member of Technical Staff with the MITRE Corporation.
Sr. Advisor to the National Board, Director & Member, Executive Committee
Mr. Kenneth Cutshaw is an accomplished globalist assuming career leadership assignments in business, law, hospitality, academia and government. Cutshaw has functioned in leadership positions from the C-suite to the Boardroom to Operations to unit level Management. Cutshaw has served as CEO/ President of companies in several industries including global legal markets and restaurant groups. He serves on the Board of a global technology group doing business in 50 countries. He was a partner of a law firm for more than a decade where his practice focused on international transactions. He taught business and law courses at four universities over two decades.
Sr. Advisor for Programs, Director & Member, Executive Committee
Mr. Suresh Ramachandra is actively involved in business and entrepreneurial activities in the Washington DC metropolitan area. He was the CEO and President of MTECH, Director of Info Soft Systems, Chairman of US National Indian American Chamber of Commerce, and executive board member of American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI). He has demonstrated a successful leadership in running a small business and understands many challenges faced by small business community. Suresh was also on the board of directors for many small businesses and advised them leading to a successful path.
Vice President, Membership, Director & Member, Executive Committee
Mr. Nagaraj Reddi is the President & CEO of V3Visions, a technology company that provides computational research, analysis, and Cyber Security product design and development services for government & commercial organizations. Mr. Reddi has also lead the business development activities including acquisitions, equity investments, and the incubation of innovative technologies that execute V3Visions "build, buy, partner" innovation strategy. Mr. Reddi an accomplished executive, who has lead operations, and strategic directions with full responsibilities for bottom-up factors, Successful at creating and implementing the vision and strategies that effectively automate, align with the strategic plan and continuously improve domestic and global enterprises.
Mr. M Thoranath Sukumaran(Suku) has over 30 years of banking experience working in some of the major financial centers like New York, London and Mumbai. Most recently Suku was a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley in New York. Prior to that he has held senior positions in wealth management and corporate banking in Smith Barney and American Express Bank. He has played active roles in the ADR issue and subsequent M&A transactions for a leading Indian BPO company in the US. He has structured innovative growth funding for Indian companies in sectors as diverse as IT services, Agri- Biotech and Export Import houses. He has also raised sizable funds for Hedge and PE Funds including for Global Real Estate Investing.
Advisor to the National Chairman, Member, National Board and Acting Executive Director
Ms. Brenda Morant is a social entrepreneur, pioneer and forerunner for the empowerment of women and girls. She serves as President of the International Women's Think Tank, an organization focused on promoting research, critical thinking and innovative solutions on issues related to women and girls. Major research includes “The Third Billion” and women redefining the global economy. The Georgia State Senate recently honored Ms. Morant with Senate Resolution 5 which commends the International Women’s Think Tank for its work to improve the status of women and girls.
Mr. Larry Harvey graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Business Management. Larry has over 30 years of experience in the political arena on local, state, and federal levels as well as many years working with members of Congress both on the House and Senate along with many different governments’ agencies. He worked on many political campaigns from the grass roots level through the planning and development stages. Larry serves as an event planning coordinator for the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute located in Washington D.C.
Ms. April Wang is one of Asian community leaders and an accomplished journalistserving several non-profit organizations and international media based in Washington, DC. With expertise in mass communication and international relations, April Wang has made notable contribution to support the US public diplomacy and to promote the connections between Asian communities and government leaders during last twenty years in the United States.As Deputy Executive Director of US National Indian American Chamber of Commerce, April Wang deploys effective strategies in the areas such as congressional correspondence, media relations, and community outreach.