Gautam Raghavan, Executive Director, Indian American Impact Project

Gautam Raghavan, Executive Director, Indian American Impact Project

Executive Officer, Indian American Impact Project

Gautam Raghavan serves as Executive Director of the Indian American Impact Project, a 501(c)(3) organization focused on Indian American civic and political engagement, and the Indian American Impact Fund, a political action committee that endorses and elects Indian American candidates. From 2014 to 2017, Raghavan served as Vice President of Policy for the Gill Foundation, where he managed multi-million dollar investments to secure federal and state-level policies that ensure a level playing field for LGBTQ Americans. From 2011 to 2014, Raghavan served as President Barack Obama’s liaison to the LGBTQ community as well as the Asian American & Pacific Islander community. Earlier in the Obama Administration, Raghavan served as Acting White House Liaison for the U.S. Department of Defense and as Outreach Lead for the Pentagon’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Working Group. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Raghavan worked for the DNC and Obama 2008 Campaign. A first-generation immigrant, Raghavan was born in India, raised in Seattle, and graduated from Stanford University. He lives with his husband and their daughter in Washington, D.C. He is also the editor of the forthcoming collection West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House, to be released by Penguin Books on September 25, 2018.