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USPAACC National Names Representative in Southwest Region to Bolster Business Opportunities There
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 as a national non-profit non-partisan organization, USPAACC promotes and propels economic growth by opening doors to business, educational and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and the small and minority community. USPAACC IRS Tax Exemption # 52-164-1440
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