Arabo, 34, is president and CEO of management services business Refined Management, a position he has held since 2015. He is also an activist for the Chaldean community and a frequent critic of the persecution of Iraqi Christians.
Arabo served as president and CEO of the NMA from 2008 to 2015. In 2017, a lawsuit filed by NMA member companies led a San Diego judge to order the NMA to return $248,000 in improper payments approved by its board. Prior to running the NMA, Arabo served as a sales and marketing representative for Anheuser-Busch from 2004 to 2006.
Arabo’s appointment does not require confirmation by the state Senate and he will receive $100 per diem for serving on the board, according to the governor’s office.
— City News Service