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James Kalustian chosen as new chairman of Ambassadors’ board

Spokane's Ambassadors Group Inc. has named James Kalustian as its board chair, filling the spot held by John Ueberroth.

 Kalustian, 51, has been a board director for the company since 2006.

Ueberroth did not stand for re-election at the company's recent annual meeting.

Ueberroth, who's 67, was also one of the founders of Ambassadors Group. Ueberroth is the younger brother of former Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth.

Kalustian's career covers work in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial, retail and consumer products industries.

He's co-founder of Vertex Partners, a customer-focused strategic consulting firm. He is also co-founder and senior vice president of HRInet, Inc., a healthcare technology and services company.

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