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Obama names Indian American on arts body

President Barack Obama has picked up an Indian American to serve on the US President's Advisory Committee on the Arts for the prestigious John F. Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts.

india Updated: Mar 02, 2010 14:10 IST

President Barack Obama has picked up an Indian American to serve on the US President's Advisory Committee on the Arts for the prestigious John F. Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts.

Announcing the appointment of eminent Indian American attorney, Amy K. Singh, based in Obama's home town of Chicago, the White House on Monday noted she works to support the arts and youth, which develops civic leadership in the city's high school youth.

Singh practises in areas of entertainment, advertising and marketing, and provides counsel to clients on event production and promotion, television production, talent and other matters.

Before starting her own practice, she held several positions, including as general counsel/senior vice president of DDB Chicago Inc, and as an associate in the Chicago office of the firm now known as Sidley Austin LLP.

Singh was a member of the Junior Board of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently on the Board of the Mikva Challenge, an organisation that prioritises the development of civic leadership in underserved Chicago high school youth.