August 27, 2012 - 11:04 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) has announce that Hyatt Hotels President and CEO Mark Hoplamazian will be the featured speaker of the Assembly's 40th Anniversary Gala taking place in downtown Los Angeles on September 22, 2012.
Mr. Hoplamazian was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation in December 2006. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Hoplamazian served as President of The Pritzker Organization, LLC ("TPO"), the principal financial and investment advisor for Pritzker family business interests. During his 17-year tenure with TPO he served as advisor to various Pritzker family-owned companies, including Hyatt Hotels Corporation and its predecessors.
Mr. Hoplamazian is the current Chairman of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves, a nonprofit organization that teaches about Armenian Genocide, as well as the Council on the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Henry Crown Fellowship Program Board of Overseers, and the Board of Directors of New Schools for Chicago.
"It is an honor for me to be part of the Assembly's 40th Anniversary Gala, which also coincides with the 35th anniversary of the Internship program," stated Hoplamazian. "I am looking forward to sharing this important milestone with Assembly supporters from across the country," Hoplamazian added.
"The Assembly is proud to have Mark Hoplamazian, a business leader, and former Assembly intern, as our featured speaker," stated Assembly Executive Director Bryan Ardouny. "He joins a stellar group of political leaders, community leaders and philanthropists," added Ardouny