Mr. KV Kumar is the Managing Partner of KV Kumar & Associates.
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.
Dr. Mukesh Aghi Vice Chairman & Executive Board Member
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.
Appen P. Menon, Esq. President & Executive Board Member
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.
Mr. Agarwal has been the President of ASSOCHAM - The National Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry in India. He has been Chairman of International Affairs Committee of ASSOCHAM for many years and also a Member of Special Executive Committee meeting.
Mr. Agarwal has, in the past, also served as the Chairman of Joint Business Councils of FICCI for : India – South Korea, India – Russia, India – Philippines, India – UAE, India – Oman, India – Iraq, India – Iran, India – Jordan etc.
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.
Satish Shah, CPA Treasurer & Executive Board Member
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.
Keth Ditthavong, Esq. General Counsel & Executive Board Member
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.
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.
Former Chairman, ICE Futures (U.S.)
and New York Board of Trade
Principal, HonorVerus Research, LLC.
Risk Manager, Royal Coffee New York, Inc.
Mr. Frederick W. Schoenhut is a principal at HonorVerus Research, LLC a
Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA). He is also the Risk Manager for Royal Coffee
New York, Inc. Fred with his brother James founded Royal, a specialty coffee
importer, in 1995. In September 1980, Mr. Schoenhut formed Copia Trading Co.,
Ltd., a coffee futures execution firm on the Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa Exchange
(CSCE) trading floor.
Brenda Morant Advisor to the National Chairman & 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.
Larry Harvey Deputy Executive Director for Congressional Liaison
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.
April Wang Deputy Executive Director for Events & Volunteer Services
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 Indian American International Chamber of Commerce, April Wang deploys effective strategies in the areas such as congressional correspondence, media relations, and community outreach.