Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) A member of the US House of Representatives has hailed the work of two Indian American philanthropist brothers on receiving Northern Virginia Community Foundation's community leader award for 2009.
Sudhakar V. Shenoy and Suresh V. Shenoy - both Indian Institute of Technology alumni - and their company IMC, Inc were recognised on the floor of the House Tuesday with Democratic member Gerald E. Connolly saying "accomplishments of these two individuals are truly impressive".
"They are successful businessmen, under their leadership, their company IMC Inc has become a highly respected and award winning technology solutions innovator that provides expert government, commercial and scientific solutions," Connolly said.
"The business successes of Sudhakar and Suresh Shenoy are matched by their philanthropic endeavours and commitment to the improvement of our community," Connolly said asking all members to join him in congratulating the two.
Suresh and Sudhakar Shenoy
Sudhakar Shenoy has a long history of civic and community involvement, the legislator noted.
In 1999, he was named citizen of the year and in 2003, he was named Lord Fairfax in recognition of his contributions to the community and his volunteerism.
He has been a strong leader and supporter in many organisations including the American Heart Association, Youth Aids, the American Cancer Society, Leukaemia Society, Youth Life, the United Way, and the American-India Foundation, Connolly said.
Sudhakar was also named the Greater Washington High Technology Entrepreneur of the Year for 1998. In 1996, Sudhakar was honoured by the University of Connecticut.
Suresh Shenoy currently serves as the Chairman of the National Capital Region American Red Cross. He also serves on the boards of the Kevric Company, the Fairfax County Information Technology Advisory Committee, IIT Heritage Foundation, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and was a founding member of the Thomas Jefferson Partnership Fund.
Suresh was an adjunct professor of Entrepreneurship, International Marketing and Business Administration at the Graduate School of Management, Clark University and currently serves on the adjunct faculty of the School of Information and Technology & Engineering at George Mason University.
In 2000, Suresh was inducted as a Fellow of the Information Management Congress (Europe) and AIIM International (US).