Parveen C. Chopra, PhD

Title:  Commissioner of Planning,
Human Rights Commission, Professor (Retired)
Company: Fordham University; Stevens Institute of Technology
Location: Glen Head, New York,
United States



  • Asian American Coalition USA Inc. (president, founder, 2006-Present)
  • Baldwin Republican Club (executive board)
  • Bharti Vidya Bhavan, New York City, NY (director, 2006–Present)
  • Business Council Global Organization for People of Indian Origin (co-chair, 1999-Present)
  • Eastern Academy of Management, Academy of Management U.S.A.
  • Election Districts in Baldwin, Nassau County Republican Party (committeeman)
  • Federation of Indian Associations, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut (board of directors, 1983-Present) (president, 1987-1988)
  • Flushing Merchants’ Association (New York founder, 1990-Present)
  • Indian American Forum (founder, chairman, 2003-Present)
  • Indian Association of Long Island (board of directors, president, 1983-2007)
  • Indian-American Forum for Political Education (chairman, vice president, 1993-1994)
  • Industrial Relations Research Association
  • International Human Rights Council (co-chairman, 2005-Present)
  • Jackson Heights Merchants’ Association (New York founder, 1989-Present)
  • Kiwanis International (treasurer)
  • Martin Luther King Junior Celebration Committee, Executive Committee (1990-Present)
  • Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation (secretary, vice president, 1995-1996)
  • Nassau Arts Decentralization Consortium (board of directors, 1991-2002)
  • Nassau County Diversity Seminar (founding member, 1995-Present)
  • National Federation of Indian American Associations (national secretary, executive board, 1992-1994)
  • National Republican Party Planning Committee (at-large delegate, 1996-1998)
  • New York Civil Liberties Union (director, 2006-Present)
  • Steering Committee for Asian American for Bush-Quayle (appointed member, 1992)
  • World Conference International Punjabi Society of New York (convener, 1991)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Recipient, Liberty Bell Award, Nassau County Bar Association (2010)
  • Recipient, Haywood Burnes Memory Award, New York State Bar Association (2009)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2008, 1996, 1995)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2005-2008, 2002, 1998, 1996)
  • Recipient, Ellis Island Medal Of Honor, United States Congress and Senate (2005)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Community Service Award, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate (2005)
  • Recipient, Martin Luther King Award, New York State Martin Luther King Commission, MLK Celebration Committee of Nassau County (2005)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Community Service Award, One Hundred Blackmen Inc. (2003)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry,” Marquis Who’s Who (2001-2005, 1997)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the East,” Marquis Who’s Who (1996, 1986)
  • Recipient, Martin Luther King Philanthropy Award

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