L100 in Action - Issue #3 (April-May 2018)


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April-May 2018| Issue #3

News In Action

John Calamos receives Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and Hellenic College/Holy Cross President Fr. Christopher Metropulos.

John P. Calamos Sr, Founder, Chairman and CIO of Calamos Investments and a long-time member of Leadership 100, addressed the 76th Commencement of Hellenic College / Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HCHC) in Brookline, Massachusetts on Saturday, May 19, 2018. He was presented with an honorary Doctor of Humanities (D Hum) degree by the Hellenic College. Calamos is a benefactor to the Faith Endowment, the National Hellenic Museum and many other charitable causes.

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Leadership 100 News
Jim Pantelidis, right, and Mike Manatos, left, crossing the Boston Marathon finish line in the same jersey worn by 1946 Boston Marathon champion Stylianos Kyriakides.

Three Members of Leadership 100 Complete Boston Marathon in Extreme Weather

Three members of Leadership 100, Jim Pantelidis, a member of the Board of Trustees, Mike Manatos, a member of the Executive Committee and George Sakellaris, a long-time member, completed the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2018 in what many called the worst weather in the 122-year history of the race -- wind chill of 26 degrees, hard rain the entire race and headwinds gusting to 35 miles per hour. More than 30,000 amateur and professional runners from all over the world compete in the Boston Marathon each year, braving the hilly Massachusetts terrain and varying weather, and the event attracts over 500,000 spectators, making it New England's most widely viewed sporting event.

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Honorees Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis and Dr. Panagiotis Behrakis, third and fourth from right, with their awards, with U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt and AHI President Nick Larigakis, second and first from right. Other officers of AHI look on.


American Hellenic Institute Presents Honors at  14th  Annual Hellenic Heritage Public Service Awards Dinner in Athens

The Hellenic Heritage Public Service Award was presented to two honorees at the 14th Annual AHI-Athens Hellenic Heritage Achievement and Public Service Awards Dinner held at The Grande Bretagne hotel in Athens on May 18, 2018.

Dr. Panagiotis Behrakis was recognized for his tireless efforts to combat tobacco usage in the youth of Greece. The Hellenic Armed Forces was honored for its illustrious achievements throughout history in the defense of Greece’s sovereignty, their defense and promotion of peace and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, and their commitment to defense cooperation with the United States and NATO. They were represented by Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis.

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Paulette Poulos addresses Brooklyn Greek American Heritage Celebration gathering at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Ionian Village Revitalizes Traveling Retreat Program With Grants From Leadership 100

IV On-the-Go, the traveling retreat program of the Office of Ionian Village will return in the Fall of 2018 after a two-year hiatus with the support of a Leadership 100 five-year grant to revitalize the program. The program, which successfully ran from 2014 to 2016, offers the parishes and young people of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese a taste of Ionian Village’s unique and interactive approach to youth ministry.

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(L to R) Theodore Mathas, John Lykouretzos, Fr. Elias Villis, Archbishop Demetrios, Michael Psaros and Nick Balidis cut ribbon at renovation of building at Church of Our Saviour, Rye, New York.

Leadership 100 Members Support Major Renovation of Rye, New York Church (by Revekka Papadopoulou)

Leadership 100 members, Michael G. Psaros, co-Founder and co-Managing Partner of KPS, and Theodore Mathas, Chairman of the Board and CEO of New York Life Insurance Company, along with John Lykouretzos, Founder and CIO of Hoplite Capital Management, were recognized for their generous support of a major renovation project of Church of Our Saviour in Rye, New York at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

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George Sakellaris with crew and prize at Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille.

George Sakellaris A Winner in Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille Yacht Race

The 9th edition of Les Voiles de Saint Barth ended on Saturday the 14th of April after a fierce confrontation between the 53 crews competing in 7 classes, and this despite a rather singular context, seven months after the devastating passage of Hurricane Irma.

The Maxi and Multihull classes raced 28 miles, while CSA 1 and 2 covered 22 miles, and CSA 3 fought it out over a course of 18 miles. These robust conditions were helpful to some and complicated life for others, resulting in some major changes in the standings. Yet at the end, there were seven great winners that sailed to glory.

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Greek Community Celebrates Harry Agganis and Greek Heritage Night at Fenway Park

On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 the Greek Community along with the Boston Red Sox will celebrate Greek Heritage Night at Fenway Park. The celebration will take place before the home game against the Los Angeles Angels and is sponsored by the Alpha Omega Council.

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Chrysanthy “Chrysa” Tsakopoulos Demos

Chrysanthy Tsakopoulos Demos Named President & CEO Of AKT Investments Inc.

AKT Investments Inc. ("AKT") today announced that it has promoted Chrysanthy "Chrysa" Tsakopoulos Demos to serve as the new President & CEO of AKT Investments, the managing entity of Northern California's largest land development company effective June 1, 2018. Demos will guide operations and strategic direction for the family owned group of businesses that includes substantial land development, commercial property, farming, and ranching operations. She previously served as Vice President of AKT for over ten years where she gained extensive experience in real estate management. She has overseen financial analysis for major investment projects, worked to acquire requisite permits and entitlements, managed contracts, and guided the company's strategic planning process.

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