Adi Sathi is the National Director of Asian Pacific American Engagement at the Republican National Committee under the leadership of RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel. He also currently serves as Chief of Staff to the Young Republican National Federation under YRNF Chairman Jason Emert. In these roles, Adi has hosted or supported over 100 events in 20 states throughout the country as well as led a Young Professional Republican Delegation trip to Taiwan in March 2019. He was included in the Oakland County, Michigan Government’s “Elite 40” Class of 2018 by County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and recognized by the National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs (NAAPPPA) on their 2018 ‘40 Under 40’ list.
Previously, Adi was a 2016-17 APAICS Legislative Fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Orrin G. Hatch, who served as both the U.S. Senate President Pro Tempore and Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. During his time on Capitol Hill, Adi advised on various policy issue areas, represented the office on the Joint Congressional Committee for Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), and attended a Congressional Staff Delegation trip to China with the U.S.-Asia Institute focusing on trade policy and financial services. In December 2016, he spoke at TEDxUSCongress in the Rayburn House Office Building, and in July 2017, he was featured in The Hill's annual '50 Most Beautiful' list.
Before working at the national level, Adi got his start in Michigan politics back in 2010 and has since worked on numerous successful political campaigns in swing states like Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Missouri. At the age of 24, he was elected statewide as Vice Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party from 2015 to 2017 and served on the team that delivered the first Republican Presidential campaign victory in the state since 1988 by a narrow 10,704 vote margin. For his work in this role, Adi was recognized in both 2016 and 2017 on Newsmax’s annual list of 30 Most Influential Republicans Under 30. He was also featured on Asian Fortune’s 2016 list of 50 Young Asian American Stars in Politics. In April 2018, Adi was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to serve as a State Commissioner on the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC) housed in the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).
Adi holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. He is also a 2016 Fellow in the Michigan Political Leadership Program (MPLP) through Michigan State University’s Institute of Public Policy and Social Research as one of 24 people selected per year. Most recently, Adi was selected to the 65th annual U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar (NSS) hosted at the Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania in June 2019. During his time in college, Adi was elected by his peers to serve as the Executive Director of the Association of Big Ten Students representing 540,000 students from 14 universities in 11 states. In this capacity, he was invited to the 2013 White House Youth Summit, selected to be a part of the 2014 AIPAC Campus Allies Mission to Israel, and recognized by the Washington Examiner on their 2014 Red Alert Politics '30 Under 30' list.
In his free time, Adi enjoys cheering on Michigan sports teams, working out, and binge watching Netflix shows.