Syed Shahnawaz Khan is one of the founders of CIOGC and of the Downtown Islamic Center (DIC). He currently serves as the DIC board member. He has served on the boards of Muslim Community Center (MCC) and The Mecca Center and been a fixture for the Muslim community, devoting more than 30 years to serving Muslims across the Chicagoland area. Over the years, he has been appointed to the Council’s board as Secretary and Board of Directors. Br. Khan acquired a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois. He is a retired Engineer in the Nuclear field.