President Joe Biden has appointed Pakistani American Nomaan Husain as a member to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. The Houston-based attorney’s namme was among the 22 announced by the White House on June 4.
The Commission on White House Fellowships is composed of outstanding citizens who reflect the diversity and strength of America while representing a broad range of backgrounds, experiences, and professions said a statement issued by the White House on June 4.
Commissioners are responsible for recommending a group of candidates to the president for selection as White House Fellows, a prestigious program for leadership and public service that provides young Americans experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.
Husain is the founder of Husain Law + Associates, PC, a boutique law firm based in Houston, Texas, that focuses on litigation, immigration, and aviation, according to the release. He currently serves as a commissioner on the Harris County Houston Sports Authority, is an advisor to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Ft. Bend County District Attorney, and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee for University of Texas at Austin’s College of Liberal Arts and University of Texas School of Dentistry.
Husain has also served as the chairman of City of Houston’s Ethics Commission, chairman and president of the South Asian Chamber of Commerce, member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for South Asia, and as the legal counsel to the Pakistan Chamber of Commerce.
“These leaders represent the best of America – our collective character, creativity, and diversity. I am grateful these dedicated and accomplished Americans will help select and mentor the next class of White House Fellows who demonstrate exceptional leadership, unwavering passion, and a strong commitment to public service,” Biden said in a statement.
Biden has nominated at least four Pakistani Americans to senior positions, including judge Zahid Quraishi who was just confirmed by the US Senate. Quraishi has become the first federal judge of Pakistan and Muslim heritage.