US President nominates NRI to key administration post

US President Barack Obama has nominated NRI businesswoman Shamina Singh as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cooperation for National Community Service for a term ending in October 2019. The nomination has now been sent to the Senate.

Shamina Singh who is the executive director of the MasterCard Centre has over the course of 15 years in the public sector, held senior positions within the Clinton Administration and the US House of Representatives.  She also served as a Deputy Director for America Votes and earlier as a Senior Advisor to the US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Singh was Executive Director for the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from 1999 to 2001.