Commission application number 208 submitted by Prabhu Kannan on 07/13/2020

First Name Prabhu
Last Name Kannan
Voter Unique Identification number 1205136958
Ethnicity Self-describe
Gender Male
Age 35-44
Education Level Post-Graduate Degree
Major Pursued International Business
What is your occupation? Operations Mgmt
Submitted Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78704
Verified Address
City Austin
State TX
Zip 78704
Do you have a spouse or domestic partner? Yes
Spouse/Domestic Partner First Name Brooke
Spouse/Domestic Partner Middle Name/Initial E
Spouse/Domestic Partner Last Name Salisbury
Are you applying to be the student member of the commission? No
Have you been continuously registered to vote in the City of Austin for the last five years? Yes
Have you voted in 3 of the last 5 City of Austin general elections (or corresponding runoff if applicable)? Yes
Been appointed to a state or city office? No
Been elected to a state or city office? No
Been a candidate for a state or city office? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a political party? No
Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of the campaign committee of a candidate for elective state, county, or city office? No
Been a registered state or local lobbyist? No
A paid employee of the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional services contract with the City of Austin? No
A person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to the City Council of the City of Austin or to any individual member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
A controlling person of a person performing paid services under a professional or personal services contract to any member of the City Council of the City of Austin? No
Contribute or bundle one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more in aggregate to candidates for City of Austin elective office? No
Please describe your relevant analytical skills. I manage a relatively large team of Business Analysts and Managers that are focused on collecting and analyzing large amounts of user data to help solve complex problems. I’ve been in a role where I deal with large sets of data and have to quickly distill, consume and provide business intelligence back to my leadership team to make product and service related decisions on an ongoing basis for the last 18 + years.
Please describe your ability to be impartial. Outside of my work, in my personal life, I serve on multiple No profit boards and have been the President of my custom & former HOA’s for the past 12 years. These times have really taught me to evaluate information objectively, set emotions aside and focus on the details, while understanding fully well that people tend to speak from the heart and to take a step back and treat everyone as humans and not judge them. I also mange managers and I believe in being fair, objective, but making sure to doing what’s right, even when it’s not the easy option. I believe in leading with trust, and tempering that with verifying with data to back facts.
Please describe your appreciation for the City of Austin's diverse demographics and geography. I am a relatively recent transplant to Austin about 6 years back and have really enjoyed, appreciated the diversity & people. I am still constantly amazed at how helpful people are and have been trying to mirror the hospitality by engaging in random acts of kindness to continue to keep Austin, Austin!
Please provide your employment history. Outside of academics where I have a masters degree in business, I have over 20+ years of experience in the technology business that spans 3 continents and over 7 cities. I have been responsible for creating a framework, analyzing sites, contracts (RFI/RFP) product, and awarding business to large service providers and vendors over the years, that included site assessments ( global locations) including critical factors like experience of the company leadership team, political leadership & stability, major / minor industries in the area, Economic equality & disparity to assess risk, education infrastructure - school/college options for talent pool sourcing, weather patterns & seasonality and infrastructure like power, roads & accessibility to local govt. initiatives & schemes.
How did you hear about redistricting/Applicant Review Panel? Other (please describe)
How did you hear "Other" option detail Email from City of Austin outlining the opportunity
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Disclaimer Signature Prabhu Kannan
District District 5
Does this application qualify? Yes