The National Federation of Indian American Associations held its three-day convention Nov. 16 through Nov. 18 in Washington, D.C., where it elected several people to executive posts, including Angela Anand as its first female president. Congratulations to Angela Anand for becoming the first newly elected female president of NFIA. ``I have always admired her spirit of volunteerism for the Indian American community and am confident of her dedication and commitment to foster inclusiveness and togetherness for the community through NFIA,`` former NFIA president Subash Razdan said. ``Look forward to her vision, leadership to scale newer heights for NFIA and wish her and the entire team a lot of success. ``All delegates from different states gathered at Sheraton Tyson corner, under the presidency of Sudip Gorakshakar. The delegates later assembled at the Diplomatic Reception room of the White House-Eisenhower Executive building and received a briefing from the political appointees inclusive of Raj Shah, who is the White House principal deputy press secretary and deputy assistant to the president; along with Stephen Peter Munisteri, deputy assistant to the president and principal director of the Office of Public Liaison; and Martha Fwu, also of the public liaison office; along with Pranay Udutha, another appointee, who spoke on the health initiatives of the president.