October 15, 2010

NIAC Welcomes New Director of Community Outreach & Programming

Nobar ElmiWashington, DC – One of the top priorities of the National Iranian
American Council is to promote a strong, cohesive Iranian-American community
that is actively engaged on important issues and celebrates its cultural
roots.  We are very excited to announce
the newest member of our team who will help lead our efforts to build on this
commitment, Nobar Elmi. 

Nobar joined NIAC earlier this month as the new Director of
Community Outreach & Programming.  She
came to NIAC after serving as the Legislative Liaison for the Texas General
Land Office, where she focused on coastal and renewable energy issues. Prior to
Texas, Nobar spent nearly seven years at a prominent public affairs and
lobbying firm in Los Angeles, California. While there, Nobar provided strategic
public affairs counsel to a variety of clients ranging from legal groups to the
energy industry. She also specialized in community relations and coalition

Nobar decided to move to the DC metro area this past September in
order to be closer to her family – both parents and brothers are in the area.  As for her new role at NIAC, Nobar says: “I am
thrilled to be joining such a talented and motivated team.  After having spent years working in and around
the political sphere, it’s encouraging to see a group dedicated to getting our voices heard.  I look forward to working with my colleagues,
the Board of Directors, and fellow NIAC members in order to help achieve our
goals and empower the Iranian-American community.”

Nobar holds a BA in French and Psychology from Miami University in
Ohio. She also holds a MA in Strategic Public Relations from the University of
Southern California and a MBA from Pepperdine University.




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