New Jersey: The US Department of Homeland Security has appointed Kiran Kaur Gill, a Sikh woman, to its Faith-Based Security Advisory Council, making her the second Indian-American to be part of this prestigious body.
Gill has been the executive director of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund since 2019. She was previously the president and CEO of PARS Environmental Inc., an environmental consulting firm in New Jersey.
She was also selected as the “Small Businessperson of the Year” by the US Small Business Administration in 2014 and was named among the top 50 most influential people of color in New Jersey by ROI-NJ.
Gill is also involved in a variety of community and civic organizations. She is the president and a founding member of Inspiring South Asian American Women, a board member of the ONE Project, and has volunteered for the Habitat for Humanity International, Global Village Program in Buenos Aires Argentina.