December 14, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Lerna Kayserian
tel: (818) 500-1918

ANCA-WR PRAISES GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER FOR APPOINTING ARMENIAN AMERICAN TO STATE MEDICAL BOARD

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) welcomed California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s appointment of Frank V. Zerunyan, Esq. to the state’s Medical Board. Zerunyan is a longtime supporter of the ANCA and is currently serving as Mayor Pro Tem in the City of Rolling Hills Estates.

“We are pleased that Governor Schwarzenegger has appointed an outstanding Armenian American community member to an important Consumer Protection board,” commented ANCA-WR Community Relations Director Haig Hovsepian. “Frank Zerunyan is a model Armenian American who will serve our state with great distinction on the Medical Board of California. His proven leadership skills will serve him well as he seeks to enhance the Board’s Division of Medical Quality,” Hovsepian added.

“I am honored and humbled to have been appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to a consumer protection board in this great State of California,” Zerunyan remarked after the Governor announced his appointment. “I am equally honored to represent 38 Million Californians on the Medical Board of California and more specifically at the Division of Medical Quality. Public service has been in my family for generations. It now comes full circle more than 90 years later and more than 10,000 miles away from Ottoman Turkey where my ancestors were murdered during the first Genocide of the 20th Century.” Zerunyan added.

In addition to serving as a Councilman in Rolling Hills Estates since 2003, Zerunyan is an executive board member for the California Contract Cities Association. He serves on policy committees at the California League of Cities and Southern California Association of Governments. Most recently, in 2006, he was elected chairman of the board of governors for the Armenian Bar Association. Zerunyan is the principal and founder of Public-Private Community Development, LLC, a policy driven real estate development company. Frank V. Zerunyan earned his J.D. from Western State University College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from California State University at Long Beach. He has also completed his advanced legal studies in Corporate Taxation at the University of Southern California’s Law Center.

The ANCA is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian-American community on a broad range of issues.

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