Joseph Chalil named Indo-American Press Club chairman

Ethnic Indian media forum aims to give them powerful voice in society.

Indo-American Press Club (IAPC), the largest ethnic Indian American media forum, has selected Prof. Joseph M. Chalil, Cofounder and Publisher of The Universal News Network as Chairman of Board of Directors.

Chalil will serve as IAPC Chairman for a two year term, according to an IAPC press release. The organization was formed to bring together Indian American media persons to give them a powerful voice in the media world and the larger society.

“I am honored to be part of IAPC and been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the Forum,” said Chalil in a statement. “I believe in the power of the media, who are the voice of the society.”

“With the cooperation and support from the members and leaders of IAPC, we will work together to take IAPC newer heights, helping to strengthen IAPC and the the Indian American journalists, whom it represents. ”

Chalil, an author of several scientific and research papers in international publications, is the Chairman of Healthcare Advisory Board and an Adjunct Professor at H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University in Florida and is a member of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD) Executive Leadership Council, in Florida.

“I am delighted to have you lead IAPC as the Chair of BOD,” said Ginsmon Zachariah, the outgoing BOD Chair of IAPC.

“Over the past years, IAPC has grown in strength and visibility across North America with dozens of Chapters across the Continent. We are confident, your leadership of IAPC will take this ethnic media group to the next level, help realize the noble goals of Indo-American Press Club.”

A recipient of the prestigious AAPI National Presidential Awards in 2015 and 2013 AAPI New York President’s Award, Chalil was recognized and honored with the 2013 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award.

After completing his studies in India, Chalil immigrated to the US and studied at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Davenport University, and JJM Medical College.

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