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Armenian Assembly of America Concludes Successful Board Elections

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At its Trustees meeting in Philadelphia in April 2018 as part of the weekend honoring Peter and Irene Vosbikian, the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) reviewed its budget and activities as well as approved the Board slate presented, which consisted of the following members: Aram A. Gavoor, Bianka Kadian-Dodov, Robert A. Kaloosdian,* Alex Karapetian, Carolyn G. Mugar,* Lu Ann Ohanian,* Toros Sahakian, Joyce Stein,* Oscar S. Tatosian, and Annie Totah.* They will serve a four-year term, effective January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2021. Those Members not up for re-election served as the Nominating Committee and included Co-Chairmen Anthony Barsamian and Van Krikorian, Assistant Secretary Lisa Kalustian, and Talin Yacoubian.

During the Assembly’s Board meeting, which was also held in conjunction with the weekend’s sold out Philadelphia Celebration, the Board unanimously confirmed the following officers: Anthony Barsamian (MA), Co-Chairman; Van Krikorian (NY), Co-Chairman; Carolyn Mugar (MA), President; Robert A. Kaloosdian (MA), Counselor; Bianka Kadian-Dodov (NY), Treasurer; Oscar Tatosian (IL), Secretary; and Lisa Kalustian (CA), Assistant Secretary; with former Board Member Mark Momjian (PA) to continue to serve as Solicitor.

“We thank the Armenian Assembly of America’s Board of Trustees for all of their hard work and dedication for the past two years, and look forward to their vision for the future,” Assembly Co-Chairs Barsamian and Krikorian stated. “We would especially like to express our gratitude to outgoing members Hirair Hovnanian, a pillar of the Assembly since its founding days, as well as Edele Hovnanian who served in numerous capacities throughout the years, including as Treasurer and Vice President. We also greatly appreciate the perspective that Raffi Kassarjian brought to the Board as well from his vantage point in Armenia,” they concluded.

Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.


NR# 2018-026

*Life Trustee slate: Robert A. Kaloosdian, Carolyn G. Mugar, Lu Ann Ohanian, Joyce Stein, and Annie Totah.

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