Harounian forms Persian American Business Leadership Council

Organization to focus on successful entrepreneurs

Harounian Rugs InternationalDavid Harounian
Harounian Rugs International CEO David Harounian announced the formation of the Persian American Business Leadership Council.

Harounian is past president of the Oriental Rugs Importers Assn. and a past recipient of Americasmart Atlanta's President's Award in recognition for his service and leadership within the U.S. area rug industry.

Harounian's decision to form the Persian American Business Leadership Council is based on his leadership experience at ORIA.

"The Persian-American business community is built on the integrity of the individual businessman and woman and the collective experience of immigrants committed to living the American dream," Harounian said. "We believe we have an obligation to our country, our families and ourselves to promote the success of our shared experience, honoring those who have come before us and assisting those who will follow."
In its formation, the council's stated strategic mission is to celebrate our nation's diversity and call attention to the American success story that is the Persian-American business community.
"It is estimated that the United States is home to more than a million Persian-Americans, many of whom hold leadership positions throughout a broad spectrum of disciplines including business, science, medicine, the arts, entertainment and education," Harounian said. "This emerging organization is designed to focus on those who have been enormously successful as business entrepreneurs."
Harounian said membership in the PABLC is open to all.

"It is a celebration of the power of diversity in America," he said. "While its name proudly speaks to a specific heritage the Council welcomes all to its membership roll as it underscores our group's mission."

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