AAA: Schwarzenegger Appoints AAA Board Member to High-Ranking Post

Armenian Assembly of America
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Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-393-3434
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July 6, 2004
CONTACT: Christine Kojoian
E-mail: [email protected]


Washington, DC – The Armenian Assembly of America congratulated one of its
own today, Board of Directors Member Lisa Kalustian, on her recent
appointment to a top position in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s (R-CA)
district office.

Kalustian, a California native who served as deputy cabinet secretary for
former Governor Pete Wilson in the 1990s, has been appointed chief deputy
director of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Los Angeles Office. The position does
not require Senate confirmation.

A longtime Assembly activist and Fellow Trustee, Kalustian most recently
worked for one of the nation’s largest health plans. During her tenure as
vice president of public affairs at Western Region of Health Net, Inc., she
oversaw media relations and communications for Health Net of California and
Health Net of Oregon.

“As an experienced public servant and long standing Armenian-American
community leader, Lisa is a great asset for the State of California. The
Armenian Assembly is honored to have her as a member of our team,” said
Assembly Board of Directors Chairman Anthony Barsamian. “We commend the
Governor for his choice and wish Lisa much success in her new position.”

The Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide
organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian
issues. It is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.


Photograph available on the Assembly’s Web site at the following link:

Caption: Lisa Kalustian