December 12, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Haig Hovsepian
tel: (818) 500-1918

ANC-WR Welcomes Teresa Petrosyan to Regional Office

Los Angeles, CA – The Armenian National Committee – Western Region (ANC-WR) this week welcomed community activist Teresa Petrosyan as its new Programs Coordinator. A native of the Republic of Armenia, Petrosyan lives in Burbank, California with her husband Artur and young son Gregory.

“We are pleased to welcome Teresa to our team,” said ANC-WR Chairman Raffi Hamparian. “Teresa brings valuable experience and perspective to our efforts, and her selfless devotion to the Armenian Cause over the years serves as an example to the community,” he added.

An activist with the East San Fernando Valley ANC, Petrosyan strongly values community outreach and strives to advance the Armenian Cause. Petrosyan first learned of the Armenian National Committee during her days as an undergraduate student at UCLA studying International Development. While living in Moscow, Petrosyan studied at the University of Humanities in the department of International Journalism. With a strong international background and professional experience in Armenia, Ukraine, Russia, Cyprus and the United States, Petrosyan brings a valuable perspective to the ANC’s work.

“The ANC is where I learned how to most effectively advance the Armenian Cause,” stated Petrosyan. “For so many years I was unaware of how such a rich history was so hideously taken during the Armenian Genocide – and I look forward to assisting the ANC in its goals of raising awareness regarding issues of concern to Armenian Americans,” she added.

The Armenian National Committee – Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANC-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

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Photo caption #1: New ANC-WR Programs Coordinator Teresa Petrosyan.

Photo caption #2: Petrosyan (second from left) joins NKR President Bako Sahakyan, ANC-WR Board Members and ANC-WR Staff.

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