CHICAGO (TIP): The National Republican Congressional Committee has formed an Indian American Executive Council to “facilitate communication between NRCC and the Indian American community” and to “advise the Republican Party on key issues important to the community.” Shalli Kumar of Chicago, Ill., has been named the first chairman of the council. An engineer, inventor and chief executive officer of Carol Stream, Ill.-based AVG Advanced Technologies, he previously served on President Ronald Reagan’s Business Advisory Council in the early 1980s. The NRCC said in a statement that Kumar and the council “will play an integral role in fostering relations between the NRCC and the Indian American community. The NRCC will seek his input regarding how to increase Republican outreach efforts in the coming elections and identify potential candidates.”