Chair, NextLA Board of Directors
Aram Nadjarian is an environmental policy and sustainability influencer, an award-winning producer and a media/public affairs strategist with more than a decade of experience with local, national, and international organizations. He is the Founder & CEO of Mozaic Media & Communications, a Los Angeles based Public Relations/Public Affairs agency. He is also a Partner at Vectis Strategies LLC serving as their Community/Corporate/Environmental Issues Team Lead.
Previously, Nadjarian served as a Senior Advisor & Chief of Staff to California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Secretary Linda Adams, as well as Senior Environmental Policy Advisor to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. During his tenure, he aided in the policy development and implementation of AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006; spearheaded the roll-out of a series of high-profile international global summits on climate change, technology transfer, and international diplomacy; worked on strengthening relations between California and the Republic of Mexico on issues related to the environment, education, and public health; and provided communications support to the Governor in times of crisis.
In the public relations/public affairs sector, Aram spearheaded strategy and implementation efforts on dozens of advocacy campaigns covering a range of issues, including environmental/regulatory affairs and compliance, protecting the California grant program for the state’s most deserving students, and advocating for veterans seeking support as they re-enter civilian life. He has also represented Fortune 500 companies, Associations and Non-Profits. Most recently, Aram’s work has focused on transformative real estate and community development projects including Oceanwide Plaza, community relations and branding support to two large community health centers as well as business development and procurement support to Grant Thornton and IBM. Prior to his work in PR, Aram served as an award-winning television producer for a nationally-syndicated children’s television program.
Aram holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Urban Studies from Loyola Marymount University, a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Environmental Policy from the University of Sussex in England, and an Executive Session Certificate in Situational Awareness & Intergovernmental Communication from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Aram is a native of Los Angeles.