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Alumnus Receives 2007 Pride of India Gold Award

Alumnus Receives 2007 Pride of India Gold Award

Raj Khera
Raj Khera

ECE alumnus Raj Khera, CEO of MailerMailer, was honored with the 2007 Pride of India Gold Award on September 28, 2007 in a gala event held in Rockville, Maryland by the NRI Institute of India. The award recognizes people of Indian origin for outstanding achievements in their chosen fields and for public service contributions toward the economic development of India and their country of residence.

Khera was one of just 24 people selected out of hundreds of nominations the Institute received for the 2007 Pride of India Gold Award. Over 400 leaders in business, government, and education from around the world attended the gala to witness Deputy Chief of Mission Ambassador Raminder Singh Jassal from the Embassy of India present the awards.

Khera is co-founder of MailerMailer, a leading email list management service that enables customers to create and track opt-in email newsletters and marketing campaigns. The company has grown since 2001 to serve thousands of customers worldwide.

Prior to MailerMailer, he co-founded GovCon in 1995, which he grew to be the largest business-to-government web portal before selling it in 1999 to a publicly traded firm. His company also runs, an award winning web site for small business owners, which is regularly lauded as one of the best sites for entrepreneurs.

Mr. Khera holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland College of Math, Computer and Physical Sciences.

October 8, 2007

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