|Mark D. Stavropoulos
Mark D. Stavropoulos of Troy, Michigan, a long-time member of Leadership 100 who served for many years on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Grant Committee, was named as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). He had served for many years on the IOCC Board and as Treasurer.
Stavropoulos, who also serves on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology, is an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He is Managing Partner of both Eikos Holdings Stavropoulos Family Investments.
Stavropoulos assumes leadership of the IOCC board at a time when the organization continues to respond to the crisis in Syria, where IOCC works closely with the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East to support one of the largest private humanitarian networks in the country. IOCC’s emergency relief also extends to Syrian refugees and locally-affected populations in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Armenia. To date, IOCC has assisted nearly two million people in the region, including over 1.6 million people inside Syria.
IOCC’s global humanitarian reach also provides relief to beleaguered families in Greece where it has delivered more than $10 million in assistance over the past year, and under Stavropoulos’ leadership, aims to expand its health, education and water initiatives in Ethiopia, Uganda and Cameroon.
Stavropoulos and newly elected Vice-Chair, Presvytera Maria Z. Mossaides; Secretary, Thomas M. Suehs; and Treasurer, John V. Sobchak, will assume their duties in January 2015.