GLENDALE–By a decree by Armneina Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, on March 24 Adroushan Andy Armenian was appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Las Vegas.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon Armenian immigrated to the US in 1976 to continue his university studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon obtaining his Bachelor degree in Economics and Marketing he joined the International Division of Procter & Gamble Co. in the field of Sales & Marketing where he held a series of assignments of increasing responsibility as Sales Manager, General Manager and Vice President which relocated him to Switzerland, England, Russia, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and the United States of America.
In 2005, Armenian settled in Las Vegas, Nevada to focus on his family’s Commercial Real Estate business which he manages alongside his wife, Nora Armenian. Together they have two daughters; Hera Armenian is an attorney practicing law in Las Vegas, and Carnie Armenian who is an architect currently working in Boston, Massachusetts.
Armenian has always had a passion for his heritage but became most actively involved with the Las Vegas Armenian-American community upon his latest move. In Las Vegas, Armenian was instrumental in the construction of the St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church, the first Armenian church built and consecrated in the State of Nevada in 2013. As a board member of the Armenian-American Cultural Society of Las Vegas, Mr. Armenian serves as the chairperson for the construction of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Monument, which in January 2015 obtained unanimous approval by the Las Vegas – Clark County Board of Commissioners to build at Sunset Park, the largest park in the City of Las Vegas.
Armenian also serves as City of Las Vegas Commissioner for the Parks and Recreation Department Advisory Commission.
As an Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Las Vegas, Armenian vowed to serve the interests of the Armenian-American community and promote the Armenian culture, history and heritage in the State of Nevada. Also to develop trade and economic ties between the Republic of Armenia and the State of Nevada.