The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) has named Kishore Khandavalli as its National Representative in the Southwest Region.
In this role, Khandavalli will further expand USPAACC National’s efforts in the region, based in Dallas – the 3rd largest city in Texas and the 9th largest city in the United States.
Dallas, considered to be the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the South, is also the largest economic center of the 12-county metropolitan area comprising the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
“Join me in welcoming Kishore on board as USPAACC National Representative in the Southwest Region,” said Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President & CEO. “Texas and the Southwest Region are home to a fast-growing population with a first-rate transportation hub that anchors its strong industrial and financial centers. By expanding USPAACC’s presence in the region, we could open more doors of business opportunities for Pan Asian American and other minority suppliers, which in turn will have an economic ripple effect in the state, region, and beyond.”
Khandavalli, award winning entrepreneur and experienced keynote speaker, founded SevenTablets in August 2012 and leads the company as CEO. Kishore was named Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” finalist in 2009 and 2010, and Wells Fargo “Asian Business Leader” finalist in 2010. Prior to SevenTablets, he founded iTech US, an Inc. 500 award-winning software consulting and development firm, steering it to become the third fastest-growing technology company in the United States and fastest in New England. iTech has 1,200 employees spread across its international headquarters in Burlington, Vermont and offices in Texas, New Jersey, Canada, and India.
A long-time USPAACC member, Khandavalli has also helped to shape USPAACC programs, such as the popular “Ideas Marketplace: What’s Your Pitch?” competition which was inaugurated in 2015, as a member of the Technology Committee.
A business networking event and fireside chat will be hosted by USPAACC National, entitled “Build an IT Powerhouse from a Staffing Company – An Expert View!” on November 7, 2017 (Tuesday), from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Noah’s of Frisco/Plano, 5280 Towne Square Drive in Plano, Texas. Special guests from: Fujitsu, NTT North America (invited), Toyota, Wells Fargo, and more. For details and to RSVP, click here.
Founded in 1984 in the nation’s Capital, the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is the most established and effective national nonprofit nonpartisan organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. Our mission is to promote and propel economic growth and job creation by opening doors to business and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and their partners in corporations, government at the federal, state and local levels, and the small, minority and diverse business communities. For 35 years, USPAACC has served and will continue to serve as the unified voice for equal opportunity in business for Asian Americans, as the gateway to corporate and government contracts, to Asian American suppliers, and information about Asian Americans and the Asia-Pacific and Indian Subcontinent markets.
Our signature annual thought-leadership programs include: College Hallmark Scholarship Program that began in 1989, One-on-One Prescheduled Business Matchmaking Meetings in 1998, Supplier Diversity & Procurement Leadership Caucus in 2004, Federal Contracting Town Hall Meetings in 2005, Fast 100 Asian American Businesses in 2008, Business Executive Coaching: ReadySetGrow in 2011, Chief Procurement Officers Forum in 2011, What’s Your Pitch Innovation Competitions in 2015, Chief Technology & Information Officers Forum in 2017, and Corporate Employee Business Resource Group Leadership Caucus in 2017.
Headquartered in Washington DC, USPAACC reaches Asian American businesses nationwide through regional chapters in California, Texas, New York, Georgia, Illinois and the Washington DC-Maryland-Virginia National Capital Area.
Businesses can be nominated or apply for the innovative national award program that recognizes the robust growth of 100 leading Asian American-owned businesses“We celebrate the fastest-growing difference makers, risk takers, and boundary breakers powering America’s economy,” says USPAACC National President and CEO Susan Au Allen
SD Champions provides tools to nurture corporate, government, and large nonprofit supplier diversity programs, while also encouraging and supporting the certification and development of the small and diverse businesses that make these programs a reality.
The SD Champions program advanced by USPAACC represents a purposeful shift away from awards solely based on a corporation's ability to spend and moves toward a new emphasis that encourages transparency, innovation, inclusion, impact on the community, and integration in supplier diversity programs.