Ensuring that the diversity of the party is well reflected at the highest levels in terms of race, gender, age and geography, three eminent Indian-Americans, including two women, have been nominated to the Democratic Party's 2016 Convention Standing Committees which would formally announce its candidate for the presidential polls.
Indian-American Smita Shah, president and CEO of Spaan Tech, Chicago, is nominated as vice chair of the Rules Committee.
One of the top fund raisers for President Barack Obama and now Hillary Clinton, California-based Shefali Razdan Duggal has also been nominated a member of the Rules Committee. She was one of the top fund raiser for the Clinton campaign and also serves on the National Finance Committee for Hillary for America, Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.
Renowned ophthalmologist and entrepreneur, Dr. Sreedhar Potarazu has been nominated to the Credentials Committee, according to the list released by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Dr. Potarazu is also the founder of VitalSpring Technologies Inc., a privately held enterprise software company focusing on providing employers with applications to empower them to become more sophisticated purchasers of health care.
Saif Khan, a Pakistan origin American has also been nominated to the Rules Committee.