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Indian-American Appointed by Governor Pritzker to Illinois Asian American Advisory Council
Abin Kuriakose from the Chicago area was appointed by the Governor to one of the state's select Asian American advisory councils
CHICAGO, IL- Abin Kuriakose was appointed by Governor J.B. Pritzker to the Ilinois Asian American Employment Plan Advisory Council to represent the state’s Indian and South Asian American communities.
The Advisory Council is tasked to examine the number of Asian Americans employed by the state government, the barriers faced by Asian-Americans who seek employment or promotional opportunities within government and the possible incentives that could be offered. The council will be focused to promote equitable representation of Asian-Americans within state government. The Council consists of 11 maximum members, each of whom shall be an Asian-American subject matter expert, appointed by the Governor.
Abin Kuriakose is currently Director of Technology and Innovation Strategy (the ChicagoNEXT initiative) at World Business Chicago, the City of Chicago’s economic development organization chaired by the Mayor. Abin also serves as board secretary of the Indo-American Democratic Organization, Illinois’ leading South Asian American political action committee and one of the oldest South Asian political advocacy organizations in the United States. Abin is a 2018 Civic Leadership Fellow of the University of Chicago and Senior Advisor for the Illinois Asian American Leaders Caucus