Professionals’ mission is to serve as leaders for the community’s next generation

FLINT, Mich. – Imagine Communications’ Nadia Zerka and attorney Elias Fanous were named to the board of directors for the Arab American Heritage Council.

Zerka and Fanous, who were sworn in at the organization’s June 12 board meeting, have a passion for Arab-American issues and want to be leaders for the next generation.

Zerka, who serves as client relations manager for Imagine Communications, has more than 10 years of marketing and communications experience. At age 12, she joined her first Arab-American organization and in the years since, held various leadership positions for local and regional groups. She will bring this skill set to the AAHC, where she serves on the marketing and cultural committees.

Fanous graduated cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and returned to Flint to start his own law firm in 2012. Fanous has served on fundraising committees for the AAHC in addition to serving as president of Theta Chi fraternity at University of Michigan, Flint and president of the Student Bar Association at Cooley.

The Arab-American Heritage Council (AAHC) is a non partisan, non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that strives to preserve and celebrate Arabic heritage, as well as support and unite all Arab Americans in the Greater Flint Area. Through a wide range of services and programs serving both Arab American and the community at large, the AAHC works diligently to broaden  understanding about and appreciation of Arabic culture and to encourage and recognize Arab American involvement in the Greater Flint Area community.

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