Co-Chair, IC3 Conference
Jim McLaughlin is an educator and lifelong learner at heart, and has dedicated his career to college counseling and student success. He traveled to more than 30 countries during his 15+ years in international admissions and student services at Chestnut Hill College and Drexel University, located in his hometown of Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love & Sisterly Affection.” Prior to joining the IC3 team full-time in September 2019, Jim most recently directed the Office of International Students and Scholars Services at Drexel University where he led a team of eight professionals serving 5,000+ students and scholars. He has been involved with the IC3 Movement since 2016 and has attended every Annual IC3 Conference. Jim has held several IC3 leadership positions, including Chair of both the Outreach Committee (2016-17) and University Committee (2017-18). Jim resides in the Philadelphia suburbs with his family and currently serves as Co-Chair of the 2020 Annual IC3 Conference.
Executive Assistant, Office of the Founding President
Amitesh brings consulting and research experience from corporates such as McKinsey and Everest Group. At McKinsey, Amitesh worked across multiple consulting assignments with the India Research team. Amitesh worked as a Senior Analyst with Everest Group in the Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) domain with market entry strategy, product development, publishing white papers and more. He has also served as a teaching associate for the Young India Fellowship at Ashoka University. Amitesh holds a double specialization Master's in Management from IE Business School, Spain and IIM Calcutta, a Post Graduate Diploma in Liberal Studies and Leadership from the Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University, and a B.A. Honors Economics from Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi.
Assistant Manager - Projects
As the Assistant Manager - Projects at IC3, Aashka plays a key role in managing committee relations and registrations, as well as coordinating with the sponsors and partners, managing data and providing customer service support for the IC3 Conference. Previously, Aashka worked at a high school as a career counselor for almost seven years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, and a Master's diploma in Guidance and Counseling from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She loves to travel, indulge in gastronomic adventures and aspires to someday work in the field of animal welfare.
Manager, Outreach & Admissions, IC3 Institute
Tejal Raut brings a rich cross-functional expertise in management, business development, entrepreneurship, and training & development. Currently she is the Manager for Outreach & Admissions at the IC3 Institute. She has closely worked with than British Prime Minister David Cameron’s office for developing working model of collaboration between developed and developing nations. She has also been honored by an appreciation letter by Ex-President of India and then-Governor of Rajasthan Pratibha Patil for her work in Rajasthan schools. She has trained more than 12,000 teachers, headmasters, education officers, and counselors in humane education. Tejal completed a Master’s in Marketing Management from Welingkars Institute of Management, and a Master’s in Commerce from Mumbai University. She has also completed a special certification course in entrepreneurship and case study method from IIM Bangalore in association with NEN, Stanford and London Business School. She fluently speaks English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, and also knows Bengali, Spanish and Japanese.
Paridhi Thakore is an Events Manager at IC3. She and her team play an important role in event planning and management for all IC3 events. She has a Bachelor's degree in Commerce and has completed her diploma in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel and Tourism from Frankfinn. Paridhi comes with 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked with Ananda in the Himalayas, Hyatt and Westin. Apart from organizing two weddings for the Ambani family, she has also handled international brands like Lakme, NASSCOM, NAPCON, Sunpharma, Future Group, Cello, and Avon Cycles. She loves to travel, drive and explore new destinations.
Assistant Events Manager
Simona works as the Assistant Events Manager, with a special focus on the Pre- and Post-Conference events of the Annual Conference and other initiatives, playing a key role in planning and execution. Previously, she has worked with event agencies in Mumbai and has specialized in intellectual properties, brand activations, conferences, experiential marketing campaigns, festivals, and more, working with brands including Bajaj, Renault, Duracell, Kidzania. An Economics-Commerce major from St. Xavier’s Autonomous, Mumbai, Simona is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Marketing Management from the Mumbai Educational Trust. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her dog.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
As a Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Nicole Weathers assists in developing content in areas including social media and email marketing. Nicole's previous experience includes content writing and editing, social media strategy and execution, and website development and maintenance. Nicole holds a B.S. in Management and Marketing. Outside of work, she loves to travel and spend time with her Goldendoodle, Costanza.