GLENDALE–The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region this week welcomed long-time community activist Antranig David Kzirian, Esq. as its new Executive Director. "We are proud to welcome Antranig, an exceptional talent with years of community leadership experience, as our new Executive Director," said ANCA-WR Chairman Raffi Hamparian. "Antranig is a proud son of the Armenian American community who–in the best tradition of our community–brings to this position years of truly selfless service and sacrifice for the Armenian Cause." As the new Executive Director, Kzirian brings with him nearly two decades of community activism and leadership. A member of the Armenian Youth Federation-Eastern Region since the age of 10, he served as the chairperson of the organization’s Central Executive in 2005. As an active member of the Armenian Church and the ANC of Pennsylvania, Kzirian has many years of hands-on experience in community service, local activism, voter education, and grassroots mobilization. Kzirian is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in International Relations. Following the completion of his undergraduate education, he received his law degree from Villanova University in 2005. During law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Dickran Tevrizian of the United States District Court, Central District of California and practiced as an attorney in securities and litigation after graduation. In addition, Kzirian serves as a research fellow with the Armenian International Policy Research Group and his work on Dual Citizenship has been published in the Armenian Journal of Public Policy. Kzirian has also lectured on Dual Citizenship, international law and the First Amendment relating to free speech and denial speech at colloquia and conferences at UCLA and in Yerevan, Armenia. "I look forward to taking my ANCA activism to the next level as Executive Director of the ANCA-Western Region," said Kzirian. "As a long-time ANCA activist, I am proud to serve in this position and eager to help harness the enormous potential of our community to advance our community’s Hai Tahd aspirations." The Armenian National Committee of America 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.