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Ashvin Lad

Ashvin lad


Running a campaign for a first time candidate can seem daunting at times, but the assistance of USINPAC makes it that much easier. As I seek to be just the third Indian-American to be elected to Congress, and just the third Republican to be elected from the IL-5th in the past 100 years, I will look to USINPAC for support and guidance. I hope to make this a long lasting and mutually beneficial relationship


Ashvin is a long time resident of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. He has served his community as a youth baseball coach and as head of his business school’s local alumni association chapter. Most recently, Ashvin was a member of the financial services industry where he worked in the Prepaid Card Division. Ashvin’s role was to develop new programs to provide financial services to the 80 million financially underserved individuals in the country to bring them into the financial mainstream with responsible and cost-saving products, while assisting businesses to reduce costs associated with processing and distributing paper checks. He was also charged with increasing distribution channels by negotiating new agreements with issuing banks and marketing agents.After graduation from Springfield High School, Ashvin pursued his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a top ranked engineering school. As President of the Student Body, he led the integration of co-education of the once all male engineering institution. Upon graduation he remained at Rose-Hulman where he earned his MS degree in Biomedical Engineering and led the design and development of a new cardio related medical device. After working in the health care industry as a product development engineer for three years, he left the industry to attend Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business where he earned his MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management.The oldest of three children, Ashvin Lad was born and raised in Springfield, IL. His parents were Indian immigrants who settled in Illinois and have been employees of the State of Illinois for decades. Raised in the state’s capital, Abraham Lincoln’s hometown, Ashvin developed a strong passion and appreciation for public service, and what it takes to establish and maintain a government. He is also a cancer survivor mentor for Imerman Angels, and is a member of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Chicago Young Republicans. In his free time he enjoys international (having visited 30 countries and all major continents) and domestic travel, bike riding along the lake shore, golf, movies, and catching ball games at Wrigley Field.

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