(L to R) Tina and Andy Manatos, Fox 5 DC News Anchor Laura Evans Manatos and Mike Manatos, Kathleen Matthews and Host of MSNBC "Hardball" Chris Matthews.
The Manatos family recently celebrated three important milestones, including the 100th anniversary of the arrival of their family in the United States. The celebration was covered by US News & World Report
, The Hill
, Roll Call
and NBC Washington. The celebration marked the arrival of Nick A. Manatos 100 years ago (on July 27, 1910) at Ellis Island from Crete, Greece, as well as the 75th anniversary of the arrival of Mike N. Manatos in Washington, DC, where he served as the Senate liaison to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and began the family's uninterrupted work on US public policy development from the public and private sector, and the 20th anniversary of Mike A. Manatos joining the firm of Manatos & Manatos.
Both Mike A. Manatos and his wife, Fox 5 News anchor Laura Evans Manatos, and his father and mother, Andrew E. and Tina Manatos, are members of Leadership 100. Andrew Manatos was President Jimmy Carter's Assistant Secretary of Commerce for legislation before starting the family's lobby shop with his father in 1983.
Manatos & Manatos represents several clients, including Ameresco, Cubicorp, the Pancyprian Association of America and Lafayette Federal Credit Union, according to lobbying disclosure reports and remains a key player in Washington and in Congress.
Members of Congress, White House staff, current and former senior State Department officials, and members of the media including Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball and his wife, former ABC 7 anchor Kathleen Matthews joined the Manatos family at a reception in late July at Kellari Taverna on K Street, which is partly-owned and operated by another Leadership 100 member, Stavros Aktipis. Three Greek-American House members--Florida Republican Gus Bilirakis, Maryland Democrat John Sarbanes, and Nevada Democrat Dina Titus – also attended, as did former Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.), John’s father.