Adi Sathi is a Republican Strategist and Public Policy Professional. Over the last decade, he has managed or advised numerous successful political campaigns throughout the United States. From 2017-2019, Adi worked as the National Director of Asian Pacific American Engagement at the Republican National Committee (RNC) under the leadership of Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel. He also served as Chief of Staff to the Young Republican National Federation (YRNF) from 2017-2021. In these roles, Adi has traveled to over 20 states and hosted or supported hundreds of events throughout the country. Adi was also an APAICS Legislative Fellow from 2016-2017 in the Office of U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch, who served as the President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate as well as the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. During his time on Capitol Hill, Adi advised on various policy issue areas, served on the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), and traveled on a Congressional Staff Delegation trip to China to discuss trade policy and financial services. Adi’s work within the foreign policy space has also taken him to Israel with AIPAC, to India for the Kautilya Fellows Programme with the India Foundation, and to Taiwan as Delegation Leader on a trip hosted by TECRO. In 2019, he was invited to join the U.S.-Asia Institute’s Congressional Circle and continues to serve in this capacity.

During the 2016 election cycle, Adi was elected statewide at the age of 24 to serve a two-year term as Vice Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party and was part of the team that delivered the first Republican Presidential victory in the state since 1988 by a narrow 10,704-vote margin. In April 2018, Governor Rick Snyder appointed Adi to complete a four-year term as a State Commissioner on the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC) housed in the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Adi received both his B.A. in Political Science and M.S.W. in Community Organization from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. He is also a 2016 Fellowship graduate of the Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) through Michigan State University’s Institute of Public Policy and Social Research. In June 2019, Adi was selected to the 65th Annual National Security Seminar (NSS) Program at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was also included in the inaugural class of both the Citizenship Project through the Heritage Foundation’s Edwin J. Feulner Institute in November 2019 as well as the Millennial Cohort through the American Enterprise Institute’s Leadership Network in March 2020.

Outside of politics, Adi serves as an Officer in the Army National Guard. He also shares his passion for the sport of wrestling as a High School Wrestling Coach. In the past, Adi served on the Young Professional Board of So Others Might Eat (SOME), which is a community-based service organization that exists to help and support residents of Washington, D.C. who are experiencing homelessness and poverty. In 2021, he was a member of the Detroit Committee of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to help create awareness and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of his late grandmother who suffered from the illness at the end of her time. From 2015-2019, Adi was also an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Community Financial Credit Union. In December 2020, he received the President’s Volunteer Service Award at the Gold Level. Adi enjoys cheering on Michigan sports teams, working out, and binge watching Netflix shows.

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