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Ani Simonian – MVCC Member at Large

Get to know Ani Simonian. Founder/President/CEO of American Savings Financial Services; board member and co-creator of the Mission Advancement Project at Glendale YMCA; Children’s Hospital Los Angeles council member of Armenian Ambassadorship;
CEO of American Homes and Dreams; former council member of the University of La Verne’s Spiritual Life and Interfaith Council at University of La Verne; and now a member at large for Montrose~Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce.                                    

As her website states, “Ani … grew up with immigrant fever. Having moved to the United States from Iran, she has valued every life-altering experience and individual she has had the opportunity to interact with. She is a mother of three and, while they rock her world, they also motivate her to set a good example. As a family, they live life efficiently and to the fullest. Her personal principles include honesty, respect, transparency, loyalty and courage – which are conveyed in everything she does.”

Ani is a former CVHS Falcon, graduating in 1993 then heading to Cal State University-Northridge. Her life, whether for work or personally, keeps her local and she is involved in local organizations as well. This helps her keep current on what the community is doing and what needs it has, and identified ways in which she can contribute to its goals.

Ani believes in the price of freedom, which inspired her to start American Savings Financial Services at the age of 23. She knew that she could provide financial freedom to those who needed it and who asked for her assistance in obtaining it. Not knowing much about the industry, she learned as much as she could because she “wanted to take good care of people.” She created American Savings Financial Services to help members of the community become better educated to make solid financial decisions and with that foundation she assisted in making sure her clients stayed on track for their long-term goals. Her focus is the well-being of every individual who works with the company, providing financing and real estate services that cater to the community and the people who seek to thrive within the community

Ani aspires to keep this promise and prides herself in always honoring her word. To work with Ani is to know Ani and her staff. You will get to know her warmth, compassion and enthusiasm for each and every individual she works with. These traits shine through when interacting with Ani.

When her path crossed the MVCC it was effortless to have her join the synergy of the board. And, in true fashion, Ani jumped right in to take on committee positions and bring her expertise to help MVCC increase its efforts. You will see Ani on Honolulu Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 5 as one the Oktoberfest block captains for the general area – green zone. You will know who she is not only by the efficiency of the flow of the event but also by the enthusiasm you feel as you venture through Oktoberfest.

Welcome, Ani!