PAND (Persian American Networking Development) Society was established for the purpose of helping Persian Americans network and to establish professional relationships amongst each other; to encourage Persian Americans to maintain high professional standards in the workplace; to provide a safe haven for Persian Americans to cultivate personal relationships with other members; and to give Society members an opportunity to represent Persian Americans to the media and general public, while emphasizing their responsibility to serve the communities in which they live.
In early 2009, a group of individuals met together and first conceived the idea of establishing a prestigious professional society for Iranians who’ve made a home in the United States. PAND held its first general meeting on March 3, 2009. A Persian American Society was established mainly for Iranians to establish connections and to network amongst other Persian Americans, and to create a set of professional and business ethics standards in society at large.
Through two principal methods, the Society built up its membership: personal referrals and by endorsed invitations, to ensure the approval of each new member and to establish trust and more confidence among the members.