Indian-American lawyer Seema Nanda steps down as CEO of Democratic Party

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The first Indian-American to reach the helm of either of America’s two federal parties has stepped down after two years. Seema Nanda has announced to step down as the CEO of the Democratic Nation Committee on April 24. “After two years, I will be stepping down as CEO of the DNC. I couldn’t be prouder of the infrastructure we have built, the primary process we have run, and the team we have built. I look forward to continuing the fight for our democracy and to elect Democrats everywhere.” Nanda tweeted.

When Seema Nanda was appointed as the CEO of the Democratic National Committee, the organization that governs the US Democratic Party and dates back to 1848, as the first Indian-American to be appointed as the CEO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in June, 2018.

She, however, did not give reasons for leaving the top position in the party, the Hindu reported.

The Washington Post reported that Nanda’s sudden exit from the DNC was part of the effort of the former US Vice President Joe Biden who is the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.

As soon as Nanda resigns, former vice president Joe Biden’s presidential campaign installed new administrative leadership at the Democratic National Committee on Friday. The national party’s chief executive, Seema Nanda, a longtime adviser to party Chairman Tom Perez, will be replaced by Mary Beth Cahill, a senior adviser to the national party who previously managed John F. Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, reported Washington Post.

The announcement came as the party and the Biden campaign signed a joint fundraising agreement Friday, creating the “Biden Victory Fund,” that will allow the unofficial nominee to raise $360,600 each from individual donors to help the coordinated campaign. Donors to Biden’s effort had been limited to donations of $2,800 for his primary and general election campaigns, the report said.

Nanda was brought up in Connecticut and her parents were dentists. She went to Brown University and Boston College Law School. She is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Earlier, Nanda served as the executive vice president and COO at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.