N. Neelagaru, MD is an eminent physician and a very successful Indian American businessman.
Dr. Neelagaru is a board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. He practiced Cardiology in Neillsville, Wisconsin from 1978 to 1988 and in Commerce, Georgia from 1998 to 2019. He held the position of Chief of Staff at both Neillsville Hospital in Wisconsin and BJC Medical Center in Georgia.
Kumar Allady is an Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO. Smart-Infrastructure Group is comprised of RADISE International, a geotechnical engineering and materials testing services firm; Smart Structures, a sensor-based IoT (Internet of Things) firm; AFT, Applied Foundation Testing a deep foundation specialty testing firm. Smart- Infrastructure Group Employs 130+ people and has 7 locations in the state of Florida, 1 location in North Carolina, Texas, Hawaii and Hyderabad (INDIA).
Mr. Narendra Shah is a visionary leader. He is the CIO - Chief Information Officer / EVP - Executive Vice President [Global] of LD Capital LLC and LD Capital Bridge to USA. LD Capital provides business loans in the USA and mega business loans in India. It also facilitates EB-5 investor green cards working with business investors and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services / Department of Homeland Security’s approved Regional Centers and their approved Projects. He has over 35 years of IT, Finance, Analytical, Consulting, Management, Marketing, Educator and Business Development experience.
Dr. Subrahmanya Bhat Regional Vice Chair, and Chair, Liaison with Medical Community
Dr. Subrahmanya Bhat M.D., is a Pulmonologist, practicing in Stockridge, GA. A compassionate doctor with 30+ years of experience as a Pulmonologist, Critical Care and lnternal Medicine Specialist licensed to serve in the States of Georgia, New York and Florida, and a Philanthropist known for his commitment dedication for his community service through multiple organizations.
Dr. Subra Bhat is a graduate of Calicut Medical College India, a gold medalist, did his residency in Internal Medicine at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, State University of New York and Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Health Science Center of New York, Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Annapurna Bhat Regional Vice Chair and Chair, Community Relations
Dr. Annapurna Bhat. M.D., known as Anu Bhat is a physician with super specialty in Rheumatology. She is a graduate of KMC, Manipal India, with Internal medicine from Downstate Med NY and Rheumatology fellowship from Emory University, Atlanta GA, practicing in Stockbridge, GA. She was awarded Top Georgia Rheumatologist in 2018.
Dr. Anu Bhat has been involved in multitude charitable organizations as donor, sponsor of causes impacting education, women, orphans, and abused children and women, in addition to promoting cultural activities. Some examples of organizations that she has contributed in Atlanta, include Heaven house, A Friends house Inc, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Clayton State University, Kennesaw state University, The Raksha Foundation. Ekal Vidyalaya, Habitat for humanity, AIM for Seva, Nrupathunga Kannada Koota , Arts Clayton, Hands of Hope , Good Shepherd clinic and others. Her contributions to multiple cultural and charitable activities in GA, FL and India, have positively impacted and influenced lives and hopes of thousands of people. She received numerous awards including Shakti Award,2019.
Madhu Sheth was born in Kutch-Gujarat, India. When Madhu was five years old, her family moved to Madras in South India, which is now known as Chennai. After finishing her education, Madhu began teaching in high school. While teaching, she joined a literature association. In this literature association, Madhu met her husband, Jagdish Sheth, who came to U.S.A for higher education in 1961.
Mr. Vasudev Patel a medical professional from India is passionate to work for community in India as well as in USA. He is also an entrepreneur and involved in diversified business in USA. His more than three decade of residency in USA he has worked in the field of clinical trial, clinical laboratories and Forensic Toxicology field as a Scientist. He is deeply associated with various nonprofit organizations in USA and an Overseas Indian political organization.
David Pratt Regional Vice Chair and Government Liaison for SE Region
David Pratt is a Partner at the lobbying firm, The Southern Group. David joined the Southern Group’s Atlanta office in 2009 after holding a myriad ofroles in the political arena. Nearly two decades as a lobbyist, David has developed expertise in numerous policy areas, including business development, appropriations, health care, medical marijuana, energy, local government, public safety, public-private partnerships, and economic development.
Atul heads the International Assurance and Advisory Practice of KNAV, a global accounting firm with offices across six countries. Atul has extensive experience of over 32 years in advising multinational clients in a rapidly changing business environment with his workable but creative ideas and myriad accounting skills.
Brenda Morant is a 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’s reimaging of the global economy.
Mr. Niraj (Nick) Sheth, Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sheth is the Co-Founder of The Loan Depot Lending Company, Inc (now LD Capital), a Wall Street mortgage conduit. Since the inception of LD Capital in 1996, he has worked in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and President. Before the formation of LD Capital, he was an independent consultant for various Wall Street firms in New York and Chicago.
Milton Chambliss Vice Chair for Economic Development
Mr. Milton Chambliss, CEcD is a certified Economic Developer by the International Economic Development Council. He presently serves as the Executive Director for the Clairborne County Economic Development District where he has successfully managed development resulting in over 100 million dollars in new business development and the creation of over 2,000 new jobs in Mississippi.
P.R. Subramanian (P.R.S.) is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Director of NIIT (USA) Inc., a multinational company globally recognized for its learning management and training delivery solutions. He began his career with NIIT in 1990 at their Delhi offices, rising in ranks to manage the finance and accounts of NIIT’s first global operations in the United States.
Professor. Jagdish (Jag) Sheth PhD Advisory Board Member
Professor Jagdish Sheth is a renowned scholar and internationally recognized thought leader. He has published more than 300 research papers and more than 30 books on various disciplines and topics. His insights on global competition, strategic thinking, geopolitics, and emerging markets are considered revolutionary.
Dr. V. Kumar (VK) is the Regents Professor; Richard and Susan Lenny Distinguished Chair & Professor in Marketing; Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Brand and Customer Management; Director, Ph.D. program in Marketing, Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business. VK has been recognized with 19 lifetime achievement awards in several areas in Marketing from the American Marketing Association (AMA) and other professional organizations. VK has published over 250 articles, 25 books (translated in multiple languages), and has received over 25 Research and Teaching Excellence Awards.
Professor. Girish Panicker PhD Advisory Board Member
Dr. Girish Kumar Panicker, an authority on C-factor (cover and management) research and an internationally renowned agricultural scientist, is a professor and director of Conservation Research at Alcorn State University, Mississippi. A native of India, Dr. Panicker holds B.S. in Agriculture, M.S. in agronomy and Ph.D. in horticulture. He has worked largely in conservation field on three continents, Asia, Africa and North America. His federally funded research center has the world’s largest C-factor (cover and management) databank on horticultural crops, with work done on 40 crops at an investment of more than $6.5 million.