Association of Military Banks of America

2020 AMBA Spring Luncheon

The AMBA Spring Luncheon will be held on Friday, 15 May 2020, beginning with a reception at 11:00 AM, followed by lunch at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City

Each year, AMBA hosts a by-invitation* luncheon in Washington, DC, in conjunction with our spring executive committee meeting, to bring together and to share ideas among our members and partners. This year our guest speaker will be Ashish Vazirani.

As Executive Director and CEO of the National Military Family Association, Ashish provides strategic and operational oversight of the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform.

Before joining NMFA, Ashish led development and programming at Armed Services YMCA. He was responsible for developing deep and lasting engagement with the donors and ensuring implementation and measurement of standardized programs serving military families.

Prior to his work with the ASYMCA, Ashish spent over 22 years as a management consultant working with leading high tech and pharmaceutical companies to improve their marketing and sales functions to deliver profitable growth. Ashish also served as a marketing and development advisor to military services organizations such as the USO (2011 – 2014) and Operation Homefront (2014 – 2017). Before his career in consulting, and sales and marketing management, Ashish served in the US Navy as a Submarine Officer from 1986 – 1993. He served as a committee member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Well-Being of Military Families. Ashish holds a B.E. in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University, a M.E. from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University, and a M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Ashish’s family immigrated to the United States when he was 3 years old. He is the son of a combat wounded, Vietnam-era Marine and the father of a currently serving Marine; service is the family business. His priorities are: faith, family, and country.

Ashish, his wife Deborah, son Benjamin and daughter Isabella are avid Washington Nationals fans. In his free time, he enjoys a long run, grilling in the backyard, traveling to find walkable cities with great food, and coaching lacrosse.

Prior to the luncheon, AMBA will host the Military Family Financial Readiness Coalition Roundtable discussion in partnership with the Military Family Advisory Network from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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