Ambassador Nina Hachigian is Los Angeles’ first Deputy Mayor of International Affairs, having previously served as U.S. Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy, as a Senior Fellow and a Senior Vice President at the Center for American Progress, and on the staff of the National Security Council in the Clinton White House.
During her time as Ambassador to ASEAN she established a strategic partnership with ASEAN, grew the youth program to over 100,000 members, and established the U.S.-ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy. She was awarded the State Department’s Superior Honor Award for her service. She is a founder of Women Ambassadors Serving America (WASA), a group of some 200 current and former Ambassadors, and the Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LS-WINS).