Chairwoman/Immediate Past President
Rita Vaswani was raised in the Philippines by Indian parents before coming to America in the early 70’s. Today, the Nevada State Bank Vice President is also the founding president of the Las Vegas India Chamber of Commerce and serves as an Executive Board member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada. Rita was appointed to the National Board of Senatorial Scholarship in Washington, D.C., by Senator Harry Reid. In addition, she has provided public relations support for the Friends of India; served as a government affairs official for the Asian Chamber of Commerce; has been on the board of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and the Chinatown Lions Association. Rita has chaired multiple fundraising events for Roseman University of Health Sciences as well.
Mrs. Vaswani has called Las Vegas her home since 1992. She is a strong community activist, a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy 2012, VP of First Med & Wellness, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors for Centennial Hills Hospital, appointed to the Nevada Judicial Ethics & Election Practices Board, Public Relations officer for the Friends of India, Director of Federations of Philippine Organization, PR Officer for the Philippine Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of India Tourism Advisory Council, appointed by Governor Miller as Commissioner for Asian American Studies Commission, Board member of Family & Child Treatment Assoc., Coordinator for Philippine & India Sister Cities Association, Executive member of Concerned Asians of Nevada, and coordinator of Annual Events for the Unity Council of Nevada. Rita was also honored by the Greenspun publication, “In Business”, with the Diversity In Action Award. In addition, she has written and created her own training materials to train women through the American Institute of Banking. Both Nevada Governors Guinn and Miller appointed Rita to major state positions of importance. Rita was appointed by Senator Harry Reid to the National Board of the Congressional Award and now chairs the Nevada Council for the Nevada Congressional Award Advisory Council.