Civic Leader, Philanthropist and the Dean of PR in LA Carl Terzian Receives Los Angeles OIC 2012 Community Champion Award

Top Quote Civic leader, philanthropist and the dean of public relations in LA Carl Terzian to receive the Los Angeles Opportunities Industrialization Center 2012 Community Champion Award on December 7, 2012. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) November 10, 2012 - Civic Leader and Philanthropist Carl Terzian Receives Los Angeles OIC 2012 Community Champion Award.

    Carl Terzian, chairman of Carl Terzian Associates, will accept the Los Angeles Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) 2012 Community Champion Award at the Breakfast of Champions Gala to be held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Diamond Ballroom at L.A. Live on Friday, December 7, from 7:30am to 9:30am.

    Mr. Terzian, the dean of public relations in Los Angeles, has been successfully providing public relations counsel for over 5,000 non-profits, corporations, individuals and institutions for more than forty-three years. He is nationally recognized and respected for his communications, community involvement and human relations talent and philosophy. He continues to provide effective and relevant tools for the success of civic and charity based organizations and has a very unique method for networking corporations with extremely relevant community programs. Service to others has been a part of his portfolio since graduating Student Body President, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi from the University of Southern California.

    Before establishing his own full-service public relations firm in 1969, Mr. Terzian served as international goodwill ambassador for President Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles; Director of Church and Public Relations for the Lutheran Hospital Society of Southern California; civic affairs consultant to Coast Savings and Loan Association; dean and professor of government and speech at Woodbury University; and public affairs director for famed architect Charles Luckman.

    With the Los Angeles OIC focus on community economic development, it finds Mr. Terzian an excellent partner and a catalyst for change in the lives of the less fortunate seeking financial stability in today's highly competitive workplace.

    The annual breakfast gala was created to honor and recognize four categories - Community Champion, Corporate Champion, Political Champion and Sports Champion - of America's finest citizens who have achieved success in their own right and are reaching back to the community to help the less fortunate.

    About Los Angeles Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC):
    Los Angeles OIC is an affiliate of a network of sixty OIC Centers throughout the United States. Founded by the late Reverend Leon Sullivan in 1964, the OIC's of America remain grounded in reaching out to the underprivileged and undeserved members of our society. Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America, Inc. (OIC) continues to be a leader in providing quality education, training, employment, healthcare and housing services to economically disadvantaged people of all races and backgrounds enabling them to become self-sufficient and more fulfilled members of the American society.

    About Carl Terzian Associates
    Carl Terzian Associates (CTA) is a full-service public relations agency serving clients in such fields as law, healthcare, entertainment, products, real estate, banking, education, hospitality, and nonprofits. They specialize in business networking, crisis management, media placement, special events and image building. CTA is considered to be one of the top five boutique public relations firms in the country. For more information logon to

    Contact: Jim Goyjer T: (310) 207 3361 E: jim.goyjer ( @ ) carlterzianpr dot com
    Chris L. Floyd T: 323-754-3116 E: chris.floyd ( @ ) laoic dot org

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