Who We Are

The Stark Group is a full-service political consulting and public relations firm that offers hands-on strategies, builds coalitions and grassroots movements from the ground up to deliver your next winning campaign. We set the bar high for ourselves and take pride in the passion, drive, and attention to detail that we place in our tailored and integrated approaches.

Simply put - we make it happen.

Elen Asatryan

Founder and CEO


Elen Asatryan is the founder and lead consultant of The Stark Group. She has over 20 years of experience in leading successful campaigns, initiatives, and grassroots movements for local, state, federal offices and policies.

Prior to founding The Stark Group, for over 11 years, Elen served as the Executive Director of the nation’s largest and most influential Armenian political grassroots organization, the Armenian National Committee of America; first at its Glendale chapter for over 6 years then the Western-Region offices, where she was responsible for strategy, policy development and implementation, crisis management, communications, programs, fundraising, and day-to-day operations of the regional headquarters along with its local ANCA chapters in the 19 Western U.S. States.

Elen’s activism dates back to her middle school days when she took to her Board of Education to address discrimination issues at her school.  At the early age of 15, Elen volunteered at her first campaign and by the age 19  served as campaign manager for a local race. She holds a strong track record of establishing innovative strategies, activating supporters and turning out record-breaking number of voters in some of the most competitive and heated local, state, and federal elections.

She has also served and continues to serve on various Committees and Boards of local and regional organizations including her most recent appointment to the City of Glendale Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission. Elen is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied Political Science with concentrations in American Politics and International Relations.

Public service, leaving a positive footprint for future generations, and helping create a more just and equitable world is her driving force.

What We Do


“A great combination of skills and talents.”

I am very familiar with the campaign work and expertise of Stark Group principals. They are outstanding field operatives and micro target campaign strategists in addition to being hard working and dedicated. A great combination of skil...
Hon. Anthony Portantino
CA State Senator

“Ability to bring diverse people, organizations and interests to the table”

Elen’s ability to bring diverse people, organizations and interests to the table to work towards a common goal is one of her strongest assets and an important tool for any campaign and initiative to hav...
Hon. Paula Devine
Glendale Mayor & Councilmember

“Tenacity and determination”

Elen Asatryan combines the experience from dozens of political campaigns with the tenacity and determination that successful campaigns are conditioned upon. I was fortunate to have her and her team manage every aspect of my campaign in 2013.  She has been m...
Hon. Zareh Sinanyan, Esq.
Glendale Mayor & Councilmember

“Politically astute, level-headed in chaotic situations, and multi-skilled.”

As Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region, Elen Asatryan proved her talent over and over again. She is highly knowledgeable about the complex world of politic...
Nora Hovsepian, Esq.
ANCA-Western Region Chair

“Instrumental in developing a solid legislative strategy”

Elen and The Stark Group have been instrumental in developing a solid legislative strategy for DishDivvy, and more importantly, providing the resources and knowledge to execute our advocacy goals.  Elen is extremely dedic...

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