WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Eastern Region has appointed Nora Kzirian as its new ANCA Eastern Region Board Chairperson.
A New Jersey native, Kzirian has been a long-time supporter and activist of the ANCA. She credits the organization for having ignited her spirit to influence decision-makers on matters of interest to the Armenian-American community.
“The ANCA has played a significant role in my personal and professional development. I am honored to be appointed to this position. My new role will provide me with challenging and exciting opportunities to grow as an ANCA and human rights activist. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Eastern Region Board to continue to promote Armenian issues at every level of government,” Kzirian said.
In 2004, Kzirian started her tenure as deputy press secretary for the Honorable Steve Rothman, former U.S. representative for New Jersey’s 9th Congressional district. During that time, she partnered with the ANCA to ensure human rights issues, including the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, were at the forefront of the Congressman’s agenda.
“The ANCA Eastern Region is very excited to welcome Nora as the new board chairperson. Her experience and leadership qualities are just the beginning of what she brings to the table. Hai Tahd in the region will benefit greatly with Nora in this role,” said Michelle Hagopian, the ANCA Eastern Region executive director.
With more than 10 years of experience as a communication and change management professional, Kzirian has been recognized among clients for her creative approaches to business leadership. In her current role at Comcast, the largest cable and internet service provider in the U.S., she specializes in human resources and talent acquisition communications.
Kzirian currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Jim, where she is a member of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) “Artemis” chapter. Both are active participants of the Armenian-American community in Philadelphia.