Rita Vaswani

Rita Vaswani is the Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at Nevada State Bank and has more than 2 decades of banking experience. She is a Certified Medical Banker with a strong background in health care and focuses on banking relationships primarily serving the State’s Health care business industry. 

Dedicated to volunteerism and strongly believes in giving back to  her community, Rita serves on several medical, nonprofit and advocacy boards. In addition to being on the UNLV School of Nursing Advisory Board. She is also the Founder/ President of the Nevada Congressional Awards Nevada Chapter. She was appointed by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid to the board of directors of the Congressional Awards and served as Chairman of the Nevada Congressional Award Council & Advisory Board Member National Congressional Award in Washington, DC.

Recently, Rita volunteered to do free COVID 19 testing to elderly at their homes & senior group homes & centers. She reached out to the elderly & uninsured Indian community in Las Vegas.

Rita was recently appointed to Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s transition Advisory Committee. She is the President/Founder of Las Vegas India Chamber of Commerce and a Co- Chair of the Governor’s Economic Development for Nevada-India Business Task Force. Governor Steve Sisolak was scheduled to visit India with Nevada Delegation in November 2020.  

Rita also serves on several active Boards:

  1. Nevada Donor Network– Advisory Board & Treasurer- NDN Foundation 
  2. VHS -Valley Health Systems /6 Valley Hospitals– Board of Governors
  3. UNLV School of Nursing–Advisory Board Member
  4. Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada- Executive Board Member
  5. Touro University College of Medicine- Advisory Board
  6. Board of Trustees of FBI Citizens Academy Alumni of Las Vegas
  7. Board Member at Las Vegas Metro Police Multi-Cultural Advisory Council 
  8. Chairman- Congressional Award of Nevada – Chapter of Washington DC.
  9. President of Asian American Group of Nevada
  10. President of Las Vegas India Chamber of Commerce
  11. Chairwoman- Congressional Award Of Nevada & National Board Member, D.C.
  12. Board Member- ANN – Alliance for Nevada NonProfits

In 2018, Rita organized Indian Fashion Show with medical students as models from both Touro University College of Medicine & UNLV School of Medicine. Las Vegas India Chamber of Commerce donated $25,000 scholarship to medical students at both UNLV & Touro University.

Vaswani was honored as one of the 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019 Las Vegas’ Top 100 Women of Influence, Distinguished Women of Nevada, Woman of the Year by the Asian Community Resource Center of Nevada & 2019 Asian American Women of Inspiration of MANAO, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting & raising awareness in Asian American Women in Nevada.

A Las Vegas resident since 1992 & California since 1971.  Rita was born and raised in the Philippines, with Indian heritage.   She is married with two children & 4 grandchildren.

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