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The Arc Central Chesapeake Region Announces Newest Board Member, Raj Kudchadkar

January 21, 2020

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region and Laura Austin, President of the Board, are pleased to announce the addition of Raj Kudchadkar to the Board of Directors, effective January 9, 2020. A strong, diverse, and committed Board of Directors is integral to The Arc’s recently updated and robust strategic plan. The addition of Raj Kudchadkar strengthens organizational governance and sustainability as The Arc works to achieve full inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“We are excited to welcome Raj Kudchadkar to our Board,” said Jonathon Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer at The Arc. “An accomplished business leader, Raj brings a deep commitment to equity and inclusion, complementing our mission and vision. We look forward to sharing in Raj’s ability to build community while tackling systems change. We have a tremendous Board of Directors here at The Arc, dedicated to changing lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and Raj is a terrific addition to our team.”

Raj Kudchadkar is the Director of Business Development for the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education. Before his work with the Coalition, Kudchadkar was President and CEO of the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce and was voted one of Seven Anne Arundel County Newsmakers in 2017. Kudchadkar holds a Juris Doctor from American University, a Masters in Public Policy from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College. Kudchadkar is a 2019 graduate of Leadership Anne Arundel and also sits on the Board of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance.

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