Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Association President Alex P. Aghajanian has been a volunteer Member of the Association since 1989. Aghajanian will serve as president for the 2024 Tournament of Roses, providing leadership for the 135th Rose Parade® and 110th Rose Bowl Game® on January 1, 2024.
Throughout his Tournament of Roses career, Aghajanian has served on and chaired various Committees including Budget and Finance, Communications and Credentials, Formation, Music, Parade Policy and Queen and Court. He was appointed a Committee Chair in 2006, a Tournament Board of Directors member in 2009 and elected to the Executive Committee in 2015.
Professionally, Aghajanian is an attorney with the Law Offices of Alex P. Aghajanian in Pasadena. Named by his peers a Top Attorney in Pasadena in 2010 and 2014, he was also recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Lawyer from 2000-2022. Throughout his career, Aghajanian has served as a guest lecturer in business law at local universities including the University of Southern California, Azusa Pacific University, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona and California State University at Northridge.
In 2010, Aghajanian and his wife, Paula, founded Dream With Me Foundation where he serves as president and a member of the Board of Directors. The nonprofit organization provides students, and non-professional musicians of all ages, accessibility to vocal and instrumental performance, education, and training through scholarships and grants.
Aghajanian is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Rose Bowl Operating Company, Habitat for Humanity Advisory Council, Alkebu-lan Cultural Center, and was an elected member of the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education as well as a member of the Altadena Town Counsel. While managing and coaching baseball and AYSO soccer, Aghajanian served on the Board of Directors and Foundation Committee of the East Altadena Little League.
Aghajanian has volunteered with many local organizations including, the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena, the Pasadena Senior Center and Huntington Hospital.
A lifelong resident of the Pasadena and Altadena areas, Aghajanian and his wife Paula have been married for 40 years, have three children and their dog Murphy. He enjoys spending time with his family, old Ford trucks, gardening, photography, music, fishing and classic films.