Political Advocacy Panel: Dr. Sushil Jain, Chirag Shah, and Ajay Bhutoria
Sushil Jain, CEO of Jain Healthcare Professionals and President of JITO USA. CAPTAIN (Dr.) Sushil Jain served as an Eye specialist and commanding officer for Navy Hospitals. In his Navy career he rose to a rank of CAPTAIN (same as Colonel) and received many honors and medals including two Meritorious Service Medals from President Clinton and Military’s Highest Medal Legend of Merit from President George Bush. He served as eye doctor to three US Presidents, Vice presidents and their families as well as many congressmen, Senators & Supreme Court justices. He served as President of JAINA (Federation of Jain Associations in North America). In 2017, he was awarded the JAINA RATNA award. Currently he is President of JITO USA (Jain International Trade organization of USA), He owns and operates refractive surgical center, On Board of Brainwave Science as Strategy & Scientific Advisor, as well as Navy and Marine Corps Foundation Trustee.
Ajay Jain Bhutoria, Entrepreneur Prominent national leader and passionate advocate on the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) National Leadership Council for Biden 2020. Highly driven senior business executive, Ajay brings decades of broad-based international leadership cultivating long-term global government-business relationships centered around harnessing the power of revolutionary technology to create real economic and societal impacts. Through deep expertise and innovation, Ajay has gained a strong strategic acumen, leadership skills, team-building abilities, technological expertise, the respect of local and global leaders, and a world-class subject matter expertise in AAPI and South Asian international relations. Currently, Ajay serves as a leader on the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) National Leadership Council for Biden 2020 (previously for Hillary 2016), the Democratic National Finance Committee, and the National Finance Committee for Biden 2020. Given his tireless advocacy and rich experience, Ajay has a unique ability to drive change through consensus in local and global teams, organizations, and campaigns.
Chirag Shah is the Vice President for Government Affairs at AAHOA, the voice of America’s hotel owners, and manages AAHOA’s office in Washington, D.C. The Government Affairs Department is responsible for organizing advocacy efforts on behalf of, and in participation with, hoteliers, on the federal, state, and local levels. Chirag also serves on AAHOA’s Executive Leadership Team. Previously, Chirag served as a deputy director and legal advisor at the Republican National Committee, the campaign manager for Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, and on the staff of U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02). Chirag earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri.Chirag serves as a board member of the following organizations: U.S. Travel Association, California Hotel and Lodging Association, Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, Coalition of Franchisee Associations, and the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force.