- Position: Board Member
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As a resident of Brookline and Newton for the past forty years, I have been involved in many Iranian events and activities. In 1996 I joined Iranian Association of Boston (IAB) and served as its council chair for two years (1997-1999).As a resident of Brookline and Newton for the past forty years, I have been involved in many Iranian events and activities. In 1996 I joined Iranian Association of Boston (IAB) and served as its council chair for two years (1997-1999).During this time, I proposed a plan to establish an Iranian Community Center (Khaneh-e-Iran) for our cultural and social activities. This proposal was approved by Shora and I accepted the responsibility of its execution. By organizing a fundraising event, I secured the commitment of a group of dedicated Iranians to pay $50 per month for the next two years, for its rental and operational expenses.In August 1998, we leased an 1,800 sq ft space on Washington Street, Newton, Massachusetts and hence, Khane-e-Iran was born. Establishing Khane-ye-Iran was a significant turning point in the history of IAB and I have had the privilege of playing a significant role in its creation.In my professional life, I have established nine for-profit and a few none-for-profit organizations and have created close to one thousand jobs.Last year, I organized the “Persian Music Center of New England”, as a center for collaboration of local Persian musicians which is now have over 50 members and is operating successfully.Once again, I would like to have the privilege of becoming an active member of IAB and put my experience in use for IAB’s further advancements. Some of my goals are increasing IAB’s membership and creating other Persian cultural and social groups for our communities.