IAAB is pleased to partner with PAAIA in bringing its signature event, Passing the Torch of Success, to the Tri-State New York area on Sunday April 25, 2010 at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

The event, co-hosted by former CNN anchor, Rudi Bakhtiar, and accomplished actor/comedian, Maz Jobrani, is both educational and inspirational, showcasing a group of Iranian Americans who are at the top of their professions to pass on life and career experiences. The event complements IAAB’s mission of strengthening the Iranian diaspora community and empowering its youth by focusing on the younger generation and leveraging our group of distinguished professionals to help forge the path for a better future for the next generation.

Speakers represent a broad spectrum of professions including:

Mary Apick – award-winning actress, writer & producer;

Dr. Hamid Biglari – Vice Chair Citicorp, Princeton nuclear physicist turned Wall Street executive making strategic decisions about a global business in over 100 countries with $1.5 trillion dollars in assets;

Mohsen Moazami – Member of Cisco executive staff and the strategic leadership team overseeing Cisco’s entire operations across Emerging Markets;

Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani – Goldman Sachs Partner and Chief Investment Officer of the Private Wealth Management Group;

Dr. Firouz Naderi – Associate Director of NASA’s JPL and former Mars Exploration Program Manager who headed the Program during the spectacular Mars rover landings;

Roya Hakakian, prominent author and journalist

The program–featuring a musical performance by Tara Kamangar–will begin at 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:30pm) at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Ticket prices are $12 students (with identification) / $50 non-students. Click here to bur your ticket(s) or call: 212.352.3101

For additional information regarding the upcoming “Passing the Torch of Success” event, please contact Ryan Fateh at pttnyc@gmail.com or 646.339.6855.