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Alumna appointed to U.S. Democratic Party Rules Committee

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PHOTO: Smita Shah

A CEE alumna has been nominated to the Democratic Party’s 2016 Convention Standing Committees. Smita Shah ‘96, president and CEO of Chicago-based Spaan Tech, was officially announced as vice chair of the Rules Committee on Jan. 27. A Clinton White House staffer, Shah was a delegate at the 1996 and 2004 Democratic National Conventions and was on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Rules Committee in 2000 and 2004. In 2012, she became the first Indian-American to serve as a Democratic National Convention parliamentarian. Read the article.