Washington, D.C. – July 27, 2010 – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) announced today that its Board of Directors elected Stojan Nikolov as Chairman for the upcoming year. Nikolov takes over the role of Chairman from current UMD Vice President Aleksandar Mitreski who served as Chairman since July 2009. The Chairmanship is a one year position and the Chairman is selected by the Board from its members. Nikolov has been a member of the UMD Board for the last two years serving as Development Director of UMD Voice magazine. In addition, he oversees the development of new technologies to promote UMD, such as YouTube and Facebook, and he helps maintain the UMD website.
“It is an honor to be part of UMD and its varied and far reaching efforts to promote and protect Macedonian traditions and culture,” stated Stojan Nikolov. “My main goal as a Chairman is to strengthen UMD through a focus on long term fundraising and membership development to insure that it remains a vital part of the Macedonian diaspora for many years to come.”
Nikolov was born and raised in Strumica, Macedonia; he moved to the United States during high school as an exchange student. Nikolov holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance, a Masters in Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University, and is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS). He currently works as a Project Manager/Consultant for an organization overseeing the electrical demands for New England. In the past, he has worked as a Financial/Business Analyst and Project Manager in both the HR Consulting and Outsourcing Industry and the Marketing and Media Information industries.
To contact Stojan Nikolov, please e-mail him at [email protected]
Founded in 2004, United Macedonian Diaspora is a leading international non-governmental organization addressing the interests and needs of Macedonians and Macedonian communities throughout the world.
UMD’s headquarters are located in Washington, D.C., and it has representatives serving Macedonian communities around the world, including Brussels, Canberra, Chicago, Detroit, Kiev, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, St. Petersburg, Stuttgart, Sydney, Toronto, and Vienna.