In a successful Gala event on October 21, 2018 organized by respected accountant and community leader Satya Shaw, the new Consul General of India Dr. Swati Kulkarni was welcomed to Tampa. More than 200 community leaders attended the gala event, including Congressman Gus Bilirakis of Florida’s 12th Congressional District.
During Diwali event, held November 10, 2018, Shaw was also honored by Gujarati SAMAJ of Tampa Bay for his exceptional community service. .
Commissioner Ken Hagan attended the event, which featured entertainment by Garima Khiste of the Indian version of The Voice television talent program. Her talents were well-received by the lively and energetic crowd.
Dr. Swati Vijay Kulkarni replaced Nagesh Singh as Consul General of India this summer, the first woman to be appointed to the post in Atlanta. She is a career diplomat who holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the Government Medical College, Nagpur, India. She joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1995 and was recently a passport official..
Local Congressman Bilirakis is a Republican from Palm Harbor whose district includes all of Pasco and much of Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. He was elected to Congress in 2006 and is now in his sixth term in the United States House of Representatives..
Event organizer Satya Shaw is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years experience in his field. He provides a wide range of services to his clients including tax and financial planning, insurance consulting, retirement planning and more. In addition, he has been a community organizer within the Indian American community for decades and works on behalf of his community through a range of service and professional organizations..
Shaw also provides payroll services, QuickBooks services and a range of other offerings related to his CPA training. .