August 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – On Thursday, August 23, the Armenian Professional Society (APS) invited Armen Keteyian, one of the finest investigative journalists in the country, to speak to members and friends of the organization.
The evening began with networking and light bites donated by Porto’s Bakery. Addressing over 100 attendees, Nerses Aposhian, President of APS, kicked off the program by welcoming attendees to the Glendale Downtown Central Library. His remarks were followed up by Ardy Kassakhian, City Clerk for Glendale, who gave a warm greeting to Armen from the City of Glendale, highlighting the remarkable impact Armen has had as an Armenian-American journalist. Kathryn Mgrublian, Communications Director for APS, introduced Armen – showcasing his incredible accomplishments.
Armen took the audience on a journey of his personal and professional career. Beginning with his humble roots in Detroit, Michigan, Armen learned early on that he had a deep interest in and gift for storytelling. His story captivated the audience – and inspired a lively Q&A session to round out the evening. This presentation was part of the APS’s Distinguished Speaker Series. APS hosts a number of events throughout the year, including networking mixers, panel discussions and the organization’s flagship event, the Annual Gala.
This year the 60th Annual Diamond Gala will take place on October 21, 2018. The event will honor this year’s Professional of the Year, Salpi Ghazarian, Director of the University of Southern California's Institute of Armenian Studies. Additionally, Teni Panosian, Social Media Influencer will be awarded the Young Professional of the Year award. George Phillips Sr., Partner, Phillips Law Partners LLP and Past APS President, will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award.
For tickets to this year’s Gala, click here.
About Armenian Professional Society
The Armenian Professional Society (APS) is a non-profit that was formed in 1958 for the advancement of education and fellowship among Armenians. Since its inception, APS has supported over 300 students of Armenian descent in the United States by granting scholarships to graduate students in a variety of fields. In addition, APS has supported education in Armenia by providing grants to American University of Armenia, State Engineering University of Armenia, Yerevan State University, and Artsakh State University. APS hosts regular talks and networking events of interest to members. As a capstone to every year, APS recognizes a Professional of the Year who has provided outstanding service to the Armenian community; past recipients include former California Governor George Deukmejian, former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Evans, and biotechnology entrepreneur and Aurora Prize Co-founder Noubar Afeyan. APS is a 501(c)(3).