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More national, regional, and local honors

Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen and Murali Kamma Email Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen and Murali Kamma
January 2019
More national, regional, and local honors

The UK government has announced the 48 winners of the 2019 Marshall Scholarships: one is Mallika Balakrishnan (photo, left), class of 2019, Agnes Scott College, who will attend the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

Pranay K. Udutha is a Policy Advisor to the Senior Counselor to the President of the United States. A Presidential appointee, he currently focuses on policies for investing in American workers, tackling the addiction crisis, and investing in underserved neighborhoods. Pranay was recognized on the 2018 “40 Under 40” List by The National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs (NAAPPPA). Pranay is an Atlantan, a UGA graduate.

The Boy Scouts of America’s Georgia-Carolina Council honored businessman and community leader T. R. Reddy, PE, with the 2018 Fleur-de-Lis Award for his leadership and service to the city of Augusta, Columbia County, several hospitals, and the Salvation Army. He was also appointed by the Governor of Georgia to the Georgia Medical Center Authority.



Pranay K. Udutha T. R. Reddy, PE

TiE Atlanta received the 2018 Cause Marketing Award by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) at its 2018 Marketing Awards ceremony.

Cox Automotive named Sid Nair as its new chief sales officer. He will be based at the headquarters in Atlanta.

Chess for a Cause, founded by cousins Anuhya Tadepalli and Poojita Chinmay, was recently awarded $500 by the Disney Be Inspired program.




Sid Nair Anuhya Tadepalli Poojita Chinmay

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Marshall Scholarship:

Pranay K. Udutha, Policy Advisor to the Senior Counselor to the President of the United States. A Presidential appointee, Pranay currently focuses on policies targeted towards investing in American workers, tackling the crisis of addiction, and investing in America’s underserved neighborhoods. He most recently served for a year as policy staffer to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Earlier, he spent 3 years with Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., and served on his Senate Finance Committee staff in 2017. He worked previously at the U.S. House of Representatives and American Enterprise Institute. Within health and finance policy, he focused on drug pricing, health care costs & reform, and the finance of innovation. His professional experience began in research spanning three continents, in regenerative medicine and pharmaceutical science. He was named a Spotlight Health Scholar at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival. Originally from Ruston, Louisiana, he spent most of his life in Acworth, Georgia. Pranay graduated summa cum laude with degrees in International Affairs and Biology from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), and a Master of Public Health from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University.

Further information about Pranay’s qualifications can be found here:

The full 2018 "40 Under 40" List:

The National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs (NAAPPPA):

The National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs (NAAPPPA) is proud to present the 2018 list of the top 40 AAPI political operatives and public affairs professionals under 40. NAAPPPA established this list to highlight the growing number of AAPIs who are beginning to dominate the professional unelected side of politics. These honorees represent groundbreaking AAPI campaign strategists, lobbyists, legislative staff, and corporate public affairs professionals that work behind the scenes to elect and advance AAPI electeds and the AAPI community. These elite individuals are breaking the Asian model minority stereotype by excelling in the rough and tumble, rule-bending, bare knuckle world of American politics.

NAAPPPA is a non-partisan non-profit national organization dedicated to promote and develop Asian American and Pacific Islander career advancement and excellence in political consulting, public affairs, and legislative advocacy through networking, innovative training, and professional development programs. NAAPPPA’s members include legislative staff and professionals specializing in political campaigns, direct mail, polling, communications, opposition research, political compliance, fundraising, public and government affairs, media relations, and legislative advocacy.

T. R. Reddy:
"Longtime Engineer to Receive Civic Service Award"
OCTOBER 29, 2018

A spotlight feature on the "Truly Remarkable" T. R. Reddy:

Sid Nair:
"Cox Automotive's C-Suite shakeup continues with its first chief sales officer" - Nov 27, 2018

Chess for a Cause:
"Local teens use chess to help seniors keep sharp minds"
Dec 4, 2018

"Chess raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s" - Jan 2018

"TiE Atlanta Wins Marketing Award for Outreach Efforts"
November 6, 2018 - TiE Atlanta received the 2018 Cause Marketing Award by the Technology Association of Georgia at its 2018 Marketing Awards ceremony held last night at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
TAG Marketing Awards were presented to the winning organizations within various categories based on the following criteria:
Understanding the market
Understanding internal/external consumer
Creative solution - new and fresh approach
TiE Atlanta was a finalist in the Cause Marketing category, along with Plywood People and Service Unites.

"This has truly been a winning year for our chapter," said Paul Lopez, president of TiE Atlanta. "We kicked off our 20th anniversary campaign this year to really bring to focus what TiE does for entrepreneurs in all stages. This award from TAG is a true honor, and we look forward to taking this momentum into 2019."

TiE Atlanta launched its Invent. Invest. Inspire campaign earlier this year capturing the life cycle of entrepreneur and TiE's core values: support young entrepreneurs and startups (Invent); funding Series A and Seed companies (Invest); and supporting entrepreneurs in all stages through mentorship from accomplished TiE Charter Mentors (Inspire).

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