|Christopher Stratakis with wife, Maro, left, accepts Award from Archbishop Demetrios and Anthony J. Limberakis, Archon National Commander.
Christopher Stratakis, a long-time member of Leadership 100, was honored by the Order of Saint Andrew Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship on October 17, 2014. His wife, Maro, also a member of Leadership 100 was recognized as well.
The event, a special celebratory dinner dance, launched the Annual Archon Weekend. Archon John Stratakis, son of the honorees, was Master of Ceremonies and the daughters of the honoree, Sophia Stratakis Huling and Erene Stratakis-Allen, offered musical and poetic tributes.
Stratakis, an Archon since 1998, has served on the National Council for 13 years and as Legal Counselor of the Order since 2001. A prominent New York attorney, he is senior partner of Poles, Tublin, Stratakis & Gonzalez, LLP, specializing in admiralty, commercial and real estate law.
As Chairman of the Archon Legal Committee, Stratakis has been at the forefront of the fight for religious freedom for the Ecumenical Patriarchate, serving on religious freedom delegations of the Order to the capitals of Europe and to Ankara, Turkey.
The Award is named after the late National Vice Commander Nicholas J. Bouras, Archon Depoutatos, who was also a prominent member of Leadership 100 and long-time member of the Board of Trustees. He was made an Honorary Member of the Board of Trustees and presented with the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence in 2010.