UMD President to Serve Full-Time and New Chairman Appointed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 10, 2009 – The Board of Directors of the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) announced today that UMD President Metodija A. Koloski will serve UMD full-time effective July 13, 2009.  Mr. Koloski will be based at UMD’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
“This is a monumental occasion for the Macedonian community because Mr. Koloski’s full-time service to UMD marks the first time that a Macedonian émigré organization will have a full-time professional representative in Washington, D.C,” stated Aleksandar Mitreski, UMD Vice President.  Mr. Koloski will oversee UMD’s day-to-day operations, educational, and charitable efforts, membership programs and long-term development.  Mr. Koloski will also focus on strengthening ties amongst Macedonian communities throughout the world and fostering UMD’s relationships and communications with non-governmental, charitable, academic and governmental institutions.
As of Monday, July 13, 2009, Mr. Koloski may be contacted by phone at (202) 756-2244 or via e-mail at
UMD is also pleased to announce that it has selected Mr. Aleksandar Mitreski to replace Mr. Koloski as the Chairman of the UMD Board of Directors.  Mr. Mitreski’s one year term as Chairman will commence on July 13, 2009, while he will also continue his service as UMD’s Vice President.

Founded in 2004, United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is the leading international non-governmental organization addressing the interests and needs of Macedonians and Macedonian communities throughout the world.
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