Armenian National Committee - Western Region
104 North Belmont Street, Suite 200
Glendale, California 91206
Phone: 818.500.1918
Fax: 818.246.7353
[email protected]


February 28, 2008

Contact: Ani Garabedian

ANC-WR Welcomes Ani Garabedian to Regional Office -- Garabedian to
Engage Media Relations and Press

Los Angeles, CA - The Armenian National Committee - Western Region
(ANC-WR) this week welcomed community activist Ani Garabedian as its
new Press Secretary. Garabedian recently relocated to Los Angeles
from Toronto, Canada where she has been active within the Armenian
community for several years.

"We are excited to welcome Ani to our team," said ANC-WR Chairman
Raffi Hamparian. "Ani brings valuable experience and perspective to our
efforts, and her dedication to the Armenian Community in Toronto over
the years serves as an example of what she brings to the organization
and the community," he added.

Garabedian is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a degree in
Political Science and History. She has been an active member of the
Armenian Community in Toronto from a young age. Garabedian served
on the executive council and has been a member of AYF Toronto,
Homenetmen Toronto and the Armenian Student Association at the
University of Toronto.

"The ANC-WR is an exceptional organization and I am very excited to
be a part of the effort to effectively advance the Armenian Cause,"
stated Garabedian. "The relevance of the ANC-WR is a testament to the
tremendous work it has put forth over the years and I look forward
to assisting 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.