WASHINGTON — The Armenian Assembly of America recently appointed Mihran Toumajan as the its Western Region Director, effective immediately.
Toumajan has been active with the Assembly since 1996, when he interned for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as a participant in the Assembly’s Terjenian-Thomas Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C. Toumajan coordinated the internship program the following summer and has contributed to the Assembly’s Public Affairs department. Toumajan rejoins the Assembly after spending 15 years as an executive in the telecommunications and enterprise software industries.
“Mihran has been a member of the Assembly family for almost two decades and we are excited to officially welcome him to the team,” stated Assembly Executive Director Bryan Ardouny.
A native of Armenia, Toumajan spent his formative years in Michigan where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in history from Wayne State University in Detroit. Toumajan became accustomed to political advocacy relatively early in life, having volunteered as a teenager for the election campaign of now retired congressman and former co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Joe Knollenberg (R-MI).
Upon relocating to southern California in 2000, Toumajan continued his service to the Armenian-American community and to the Armenian Apostolic Church, to which he was ordained a deacon in 2003 by His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church. Toumajan is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the acclaimed Dilijan Chamber Music Series, a former Trustee of the Tekeyan Cultural Association Arshag Dickranian Armenian School, a twice-elected Diocesan delegate and thrice-elected member of the Parish Council of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church of Pasadena, and Chairman of St. Gregory’s Consecration Committee in 2007.
“It is a distinct honor to, once again, be a part of the Assembly team, contribute to the growth of the Assembly’s grassroots network in the western United States, advocate for continued reaffirmation of and restorative justice for the Armenian Genocide, and encourage Armenian Americans to serve as a voice for the security and prosperity of our brothers and sisters in Armenia and Artsakh,” Toumajan said.