Bedros Bandazian was born in Richmond, Virginia and attended the Richmond Public School system. After graduating from the Virginia Commonwealth University majoring in Business & Accounting, he entered into the accounting profession. In 1974 the real estate firm of Bandazian & Co. was formed and its speciality is Property Management and Commerical Investment in the urban real estate market of Richmond, Virginia.
He is married to the former Stella Georges for almost 35 years and they have three sons, Khoren II, Raffi and Diran. Khoren’s wife is the former Lucie Kouyumdjian and they have given the grandparents two lovely grandaughters, Ana & Ema. Khoren is a licensed attorney in New York & New Jersey. Raffi Bandazian works with Goldman Sachs on Wall Street and has just formed an Armenian entertainment production company called, BANDAZ PRODUCTIONS. Raffi is married to the former Elizabeth Kilercjian. Diran is a C.P.A. and in presently working for the Disney Corp. as a financial officer in their Burbank, California corporate home office. Diran recently married the lovely, Houri Kupelian.
Bedros Bandazian is a member of the ACAA Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Armenian Heritage Cruise Commitee. Active in the Democratic Party of Virginia and former member of the Armenian National Commitee Board. A member of St. James Armenian Church in Richmond, Virginia and former Parish Council Chairman, Diocesean Delegate, Managing Trustee for the St. James Armenian Church Endowment Funds, the ACAA Endowment Funds and the Hairenik Endowment Funds. The Governor of Virginia has just appointed Bedros Bandazian as Chairman of the Virginia Armenia Advisory Commission. This is the first commission of its type in the United States.
With the help and dedication of Committee members throughout the United States, Bedros Bandazian has enjoyed being part of the Armenian Heritage Cruise.