- RAJU CHINTHALA is serving as Senior Advisor for India, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
- Mr. Chinthala played a key role in establishing Sister State relationship between Indiana and Karnataka in 2017, Sister City relationship between Indianapolis and Hyderabad in 2010 as well as Sister City relationship between Columbus and Pune in 2018. 2017, was a year when Mr. Chinthala’s efforts led to a historic landmark.
- He played a crucial role in aiding Governor Holcomb become the first Governor of Indianapolis to visit India. In 2010, Mr. Chinthala’s also played a crucial role in aiding Mayor Ballard become the first Mayor of Indianapolis to visit India. In 2006, was his first role in a historic event by aiding the then President of Secretary of States in US, Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita to be the first elected official from Indiana, visit India.
- Chinthala was the recipient of The Sagamore of the Wabash award by Indiana Governor Mike Pence in 2015 & Governor Eric Holcomb in 2017
In 2015, Chinthala was the recipient of The Sagamore of the Wabash award by Indiana Governor Mike Pence
Balaraju (Raju) Chinthala is the founder of Chinthala & Associates speech pathologist firm and founder of the Asian-American Indiana PAC
Chinthala received a Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing from All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India, and later received an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University
- In 1994, he moved to the Flint, Michigan, United States and worked as speech pathologist.
- In 1996, he moved and settled in Marion County, Indiana and became founder of Chinthala & Associates speech pathologist firm
- In 2003, he became involved in politics, Indianapolis City-County Council campaign
- In 2008, He became an American citizen
- In 2010 and 2013, Chinthala led the delegation of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard to India. He was also named by Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard to the Mayor’s Advisory Commission.
- In 2014 Chinthala ran in the Republican Caucus for the Indiana Congressional seat of Representative Steve Braun.
- In 2014, Chinthala founded the Asian-American Indiana PAC, which does outreach to Asian-Americans in order to recruit them as voters and provide electoral information to their community.
He has also provided seminars to the Consulate General of India on the topic of economic partnerships between India and the American Midwest, in addition to serving as President of the Indianapolis Hyderabad Sister City Committee, and a member of several advisory boards in Indianapolis, Marion County, and Carmel.
AWARD Sagamore of the Wabash: In 2015, Chinthala was the recipient of The Sagamore of the Wabash award by Indiana Governor Mike Pence