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Jerry Papazian, House 1971-72, President

Jerry began his career as a House Page serving from 1971 to 1972. Currently, Jerry is the Managing Director of Fountainhead Associates, Inc., a California-based management consulting firm he founded in 2002, which specializes in helping entrepreneurs start and grow new businesses. Before starting his own consultancy, Jerry was a corporate securities attorney with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, followed by service as a Vice President at Bear Stearns and subsequently as President and Chief Operating Officer of a public technology company.

Jerry served as president of the University of Southern California Alumni Association from 1995 to 1996 and as a member the USC Board of Trustees from 1994 to 1999. He is active in many civic and community organizations, including We Care For Youth, where he has served as treasurer of its Board of Trustees since 1994. He is the Chairman of the Armenian Film Foundation and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pomegranate Foundation, the Alpha Tau Omega Foundation, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games and the Los Angeles Sports Council. He is also a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.