The National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA) has elected Lavanya Reddy to lead the organization as President for the 2022 board term.
The oath ceremony of the newly elected board members was conducted via virtual video conference by Dr. Thomas Abraham, the founder and past president of NFIA.
Following the oath ceremony, a motion was unanimously passed to appoint Dr. Hari Har Singh as the NFIA Executive Director. Babu K. Patel was elected Chairman of the board.
Reddy shared her goals as President saying she wants to provide local NFIA leaders with the support and tools to revitalize their communities. Setting up new committees for various demographics is a large component of the action plan. Through the creation of groups for youth, women, business owners, technology innovators and politicians, she believes NFIA can create better opportunities to network while also providing opportunities for mentorship, particularly important for younger generations.
A longtime resident of Seattle, Washington, Reddy has been an active member of the Indian community for decades; she is the founder and former president of the Federations of Indian American organizations of Washington, has served as president of Washington Telugu Samithi for two consecutive years, and is an active board member of many local organizations including NW Share, Women of Wisdom and Ambassadors of Peace Washington.