SOURCE: India Community Center

India Community Center

October 22, 2009 15:22 ET

Steve Westly Joins India Community Center's Board of Trustees

Former California Controller and Seasoned Silicon Valley Executive to Help Guide Organization's Continued Growth

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2009) - India Community Center (ICC) today announced the appointment of Steve Westly, former California State Controller, to the ICC's Board of Trustees.

As controller of the state of California, Westly was the Chief Fiscal Officer of the 6th largest economy in the world. He began his career in government in Washington, D.C., where he worked on Capitol Hill and for the U.S. Department of Energy under President Jimmy Carter.

In the private sector, Westly helped guide the online auction company eBay, Inc. from start-up to success as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Business Development, M&A and International. Currently, Westly is a Managing Partner at The Westly Group, a clean technology venture capital firm he founded.

In making the announcement, Talat Hasan, Chair, ICC Board of Trustees, said, "We are delighted to have Steve Westly on board, a person with very impressive accomplishments and broad visionary thinking who also understands the aspirations of the Indo-American community."

"The Indo-American community is making extraordinary contributions in the United States," said Westly. "I'm proud to join the board of the premier Indo-American community center in the country during a period of such rapid growth."

Westly's appointment to the board of trustees is effective immediately. He joins Talat Hasan (Chairperson), Anil Godhwani (Secretary), Gautam Godhwani , Kumar Malavalli, Kanwal Rekhi and Sheena Vaidyanathan.

About the ICC

India Community Center is North America's largest secular, non-profit, Indo-American organization devoted to Uniting, Serving and Celebrating the diverse communities in which it is based. Headquartered in Milpitas, CA, ICC serves over 400 senior citizens each week, educates over 1000 children each summer through its unique camps, runs one of the largest Table Tennis training facilities in the country and provides a host of community services including Free Medical and Legal Clinics. Supported by over 1600 active members and 200 donors, ICC has quickly become an essential center of culture, information, wellness and recreation in the Bay Area.

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The India Community Center is a community supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax id number 52-2351119.

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