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Shashi and Sangeeta Katiyar

Shashi completed his B.Tech in Computer Sciences from IET Lucknow in 1989 and started his career at Uptron’s software division in Lucknow. After working there for 2 years, in 1991, he joined Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) where he managed prestigious clients such as JP Morgan, Citibank, Continental Insurance. After working in USA for over 10 years, he returned to India in 2002 and joined Polaris Software Lab Ltd. as Vice President. He moved back to USA in 2004 and currently working at Intel Corporation. He lives in Folsom (California USA) with his wife Sangeeta and 2 sons, Eashaan & Devansh.

Shashi is very active in the local Indian community and he and his wife Sangeeta manage a weekly program ‘Balagokulam’ to impart Indian traditions & values to young kids.

Dr. Shyam and Kiran Bhandari

Dr, Shyam Bhandari teaches corproate finance, capital budgeting and financial analysis at Bradley University, Peoria, IL. He received his Ph.D. from University of Iowa and his M.B.A. from Miami University in Ohio. A native of Jodhpur, India he received his BS from Jaswant College in Jodhpur, India. Dr. Bhandari is the recipient of the National Council of Advisors Faculty Research Award.

Dr. Bhandari's hobbies include contract bridge, "do it yourself" projects around the house, table tennis, and gardening. He is involved in many activities: Bradley Vegetarian Club, Peoria Area Friends of International Students (PAFIS), Hindu Heritage Center of Central Illinois, Heartland Vegetarian Society, Friends of India at Bradley, and Habitat for Humanity.

Kiran is the glue that holds the extended family of friends and relatives together, taking the initiative and going out of her way to help others. A religious person at heart she believes in doing good for everyone and values the Hindu philosophy of doing good without any sense of expectation.

Dr. Chittaranjan and Archita Reddy

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