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Upendra Chivukula's Biography
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Upendra J. Chivukula
Wife: Dayci; 2 Children: Suraj, Damianty
Certificate, Senior Managers in State and Local Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Graduate, Leaders Program, University of Virginia
Masters, Electrical Engineering, City College of New York, 1976
Bachelors, Electrical Engineering, Engineering College, Guindy, India, 1972
Deputy Speaker, New Jersey State General Assembly, 2007-present
Assembly Member, New Jersey State General Assembly, 2002-present
Member, County Committee, Franklin Township
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 7, 2012
Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1996, 2000, 2008
Council Member, Franklin Township Council, 5th Ward, 1997-2005
Alternative Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2004
Member, New Jersey Electoral College, 2004
Mayor, Franklin Township, 2000
Deputy Mayor, Franklin Township, 1998
Municipal Chair, Franklin Township, 1993-1995
Former Member, Agricultural, Environment and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
Member, Bicentennial Celebration Committee, present
Former Chair, Communications, Technology and Interstate Commerce Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Member, Community Steering Committee, present
Former Member, Connecting America Foundation for State Legislatures Partners Project, National Conference of State Legislatures
Former Member, Energy and Electric Utilities Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Member, Executive Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, present
Member, Executive Committee, Task Force on Immigration and the States, National Conference of State Legislatures, present
Member, Middlesex County Cultural and Historic Commission, present
Member, National Committee, Association of Indians in America, present
Member, New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology
Member, New Jersey International Education Task Force
Founding Member, New Jersey Science and Technology Legislative Caucus, present
Co-Chair, New Jersey Science & Technology Legislative Caucus, present
Co-Chair, New Jersey World Languages and International Studies Legislative Caucus, present
Member, New Jersey World Languages and International Studies Legislative Caucus, presnt
Member, Senior Steering Committee, present
Member, Somerset County Cultural Commission, present
Member, Task Force on Homeland Security, National Conference of State Legislatures, present
Former Managing Director, Antarctica Group
Chair, Rangam Consultants, Incorporated, present
Senior Member, Technical Staff for Bell Laboratories
Consultant, WTC, Incorporated
Director, Siratech International, 2001-2004
Director, Compucom Global Solutions, 1999-2001
Senior Product Planner, Microelectronics, American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T), Incorporated, 1988
Account Executive, Information Systems, American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T), Incorporated, 1985-1987
Systems Engineer, America Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T), Incorporated, 1981-1983
Senior Management Consultant, America Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T), Incorporated, 1981-1983
Research Account Developer, Technologies, American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T), Incorporated, 1983
Lead Engineer, Leeds & Northrup, 1980-1981
Design Engineer, Electronic Associates, 1978-1980
Employee, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) Television, 1977-1978
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Asian American Study Foundation, present
Member, Board of Trustees, Somerset County Affordable Housing, present
Vice Chair, General Officers, National Conference of State Legislatures, present
Former Secretary, Indian American Forum for Political Education, New Jersey Chapter
Former Member, New Jersey Board of Canvassers
Member, Emergency Life Services Delivery, 2000-2005
Secretary, Franklin Township Community Foundation, 1997-2005
Member At Large, Association of Indians in America, 2001-2004
Member, Franklin Township Fire Prevention Board, 2000-2001
President, Lions Club, Franklin, New Jersey, 2000
Member, Somerset County Council on Affordable Housing, 2000
President, Asian American Political Coalition, 1998-1999
Public Member, New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners, 1994-1997
Secretary, New Jersey Chapter, Indian American Forum for Political Education, 1988
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