GLENDALE—The Armenian Professional Society (APS) will present a Green Symposium featuring a special presentation on California’s Green Initiative by Lisa Kalustian, Chief Deputy Director of the Los Angeles Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The presentation will be held at the monthly APS dinner meeting on Friday, February 26, at 7:30 pm at the Brandview Collection in Glendale.
Kalustian will provide an update on how Governor Schwarzenegger’s environmental and energy policies have launched California’s developing Green-Tech Economy, and what that means for the future. Over the past several years, Governor Schwarzenegger has taken action to implement far-reaching, landmark environmental measures that are expected to produce economic benefits and to help to fuel the state’s recovery from a severe recession.
As a member of the Schwarzenegger administration, Kalustian’s responsibilities include communicating the Governor’s policy agenda, representing the Governor at events, local issues management, and identifying qualified individuals as candidates for positions within the Administration. Previously, she served as vice president of public affairs for the Western Region of Health Net, Inc., one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies. She also served as deputy cabinet secretary and deputy press secretary in the office of California Governor Pete Wilson, overseeing health and human services, education, environment, immigration, and legal issues. Active in community affairs, Kalustian serves on the boards of directors of the Armenian Assembly of America and the Endowment Fund for the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church.
Additional speakers will discuss related topics, including Green Building Design and Operation, Green Tax Incentives, and Job Opportunities in the Green-Tech Sector.
The Armenian Professional Society is an independent, non-partisan organization founded in 1958 to promote fellowship among Armenian professionals and to encourage and foster higher education in young Armenians. APS activities include annual grants and scholarships to universities in Armenia, and to graduate students in the United States; conducting regularly scheduled meetings that cover a range of professional, cultural, and other topics of interest to its membership; sponsoring social events; and holding an annual banquet to honor a Professional of the Year who has provided outstanding service to the Armenian community.
Admission to the event is $35 for APS members and $40 for non-members.
Additional information about The Armenian Professional Society and upcoming events is available at (818) 685-9946, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.apsla.org, or by writing to APS, P. O. Box 10306, Glendale, CA 91209.
Caption for accompanying photo: Lisa Kalustian