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Anu Gopalakrishnan (Asian Indian American, Wayne County)

Anu Gopalakrishnan has years of experience building brands and business tech communities. She is a designer, entrepreneur, and community builder. She leads engagement with the right people, tools, experiences, and resources.

Anu has years of experience from Ford Motor Co., Sirius XM, AAA, and (The Auto Club Group). Anu has been involved with digital transformation and tech innovation projects in these roles. Anu is a small business entrepreneur with a Product Management Consulting firm MintDfuel, based out of Plymouth in Michigan.

Anu also donates her time on the boards of Cleary University (Howell, MI) and Mai Family Services (South Asian DV agency). She is one of the executive producers and Tech Labs Curator for TEDx Detroit. Anu also currently hosts her radio show Rockin' Raaga where she shares South Asian music and stories with the mainstream community – every Friday on WNZK 690/680AM in Metro Detroit. Anu uses these platforms to give a voice to unheard stories and social issues of the Asian Pacific diaspora.

Excited about her role, she said "The MAPAAC commission builds on the grassroots work I have been doing for over two decades in Michigan. It is an appropriate platform to work proactively on issues that impact our Asian-pacific communities. A wonderful way to engage, interact, learn, and stay connected so we inclusively bring a change that benefits our people in the State of Michigan. I am thrilled and feel honored to be a part of the commission with some great minds doing wonderful work."