with Farooq Mitha
Neha has long been active in both local and national politics. Most recently, she founded and served as the National Director for South Asians for Biden, an organization dedicated to engaging, educating, and mobilizing the South Asian community to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. In 2016, Neha served as the National Co-Chair for South Asians for Hillary and was appointed by Hillary Clinton to the National AAPI Leadership Council.
Previously, in 2015, Neha was appointed as a guest of honor by the Consulate General of India in New York City where she was selected to speak about gender equality for International Women's Day. During the 2012 presidential campaign, Neha chaired the New York Chapter of South Asians for Obama and also served on the steering committee for Lawyers for Obama in New York. For several years, Neha served as an Officer of the New York Democratic Lawyers Council, an organization affiliated with the National Lawyers Council of the Democratic National Committee and comprised of Democratic lawyers and voting rights activists. Similarly, for many years, Neha served as an advisory board member of New Leaders Council, a national organization focused on training and supporting progressive political entrepreneurs. She has also been active in her local community board and political clubs. Neha served as the President of the South Asian Bar Association of New York in 2012, and now sits on the organization’s Board of Directors.
Mobilizing the South Asian Community & Building Political Power
Karan Virmani is the Chief Financial Officer for Profreight Brokers Inc, in Edison NJ as well as fulfilling the 2 positions of Secretary and Treasurer on the company’s Board. Profreight Brokers Inc. is a Customs House Brokerage that has been in business for 30 years and works hand in hand with US Customs in order to complete all documentation for Imports and Exports between the United States of America and the rest of the world. Karan has served in a similar role for his previous employers and has been in the Accounting and Finance world for over 15 years. Having moved to USA from his native New Delhi, India back in October 2003, Karan has worked with various small to mid-sized companies in order to streamline and formulate procedures and policies that have resulted in each organization bettering their financial health and being more stable and profitable.
Karan also strongly believes in giving back to the community and is always available to help be a mentor. He sits on the Board for SKN Foundation, a South Asian Non Profit Organization that deals in the Diabetes, Heart Disease and special needs space for the South Asian community, as well as being on the Executive Board for the New Jersey Leadership Program.