Elevate Inc., Tampa
Aakash Patel and his dad, Minesh Patel, have become the first father-son duo to serve on Indo-US Chamber of Commerce Board. Aakash Patel, the founder and President of Elevate, Inc. has accepted a board position on the Indo-US Chamber effective January 1. Minesh Patel has been a board member since 2006. "My father and I agree there's nothing more rewarding than helping to grow our collective business community," Aakash Patel said. The Indo-US Chamber has also named Tampa attorney Dipa Shah as chair of its board. Shah, an attorney and in-house counsel for Coastal Dental, is the first woman in history to serve in that role.