LEADERSHIP 100 OFFICE RESPONDS TO PANDEMIC

In accordance with the National Emergency of the coronavirus pandemic, Leadership 100 will follow the guidelines and recommendations of federal, state and local agencies and close its office from March 17 until further notice. We urge all Leadership 100 members to follow the recommendations of the federal government and their respective state and local authorities. We pray for the well-being of all members and their families, as well as for the entire Community and Nation.

Paulette Poulos, Executive Director, and her staff will be working remotely and will check their e-mail and office telephone during each weekday for messages.

Argyris Vassiliou
Chairman 

 

VOLUME XX, ISSUE II - Fall 2019
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros Meets with Chairman Argyris Vassiliou and Executive Director Paulette Poulos

 

 

 

 

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America delivers Lecture at 29th Annual Leadership 100 Conference.
Archbishop Elpidophoros and Chairman Argyris Vassiliou present Ted Zampetis, accompanied by wife, Ann, with Commendation for Distinguished Service to the Board of Trustees.
Archbishop Elpidophoros, center, with Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, second from left, Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, far right, and Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, far left, at Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. Mark Church, Boca Raton.
29 Leadership 100 Members gather in the rain for the Leadership Annual Walk/Run, organized by Mike Manatos, member of the Executive Committee, at the 29th Annual Leadership 100 Conference.
Board of Trustees.
Board of Trustees.
Archbishop Elpidophoros and Chairman Argyris Vassiliou, far right, present the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence to Michael Kratsios, while his parents, John and Maria, look on.
Caption: Archbishop Elpidophoros and (L to R) Leadership 100 Vice Chairman Demetrios Logothetis and Chairman Argyris Vassiliou present Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence to Tim Tassopoulos.
Fr. Jim Kordaris
Archbishop Elpidophoros and Chairman Argyris Vassiliou present Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Achievement Award to Philip Nicozisis.
Archbishop Elpidophoros and Chairman Argyris Vassiliou present the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Achievement Award to, second from left, Doretta Mistras, second from right, George D. Bousis and, far right, Athan Stephanopoulos. Third from right, Laura Evans Manatos, moderated the panel.
Center for Family Care National Conference participants.
St. Demetrios Senior Housing architectural rendering.
Metropolitan Evangelos with St. Demetrios lay leaders at groundbreaking.
 
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Leadership 100 29th Annual Conference Marks New Decade with Record Attendance

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America delivers Lecture at 29th Annual Leadership 100 Conference.

The Leadership 100 29th Annual Conference, which ran  from February 20 to 23, 2020 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, saw record attendance of 525 members and their guests. Under the theme, “Leadership 100 Moves Forward”, the Conference centered on renewed support for the ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in the new decade. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America attended the Leadership 100 Conference for the first time and delivered an inspirational message on his vision for the future of the Church. In a historic action, the Board of Trustees approved a grant of $5 million for St. Nicholas National Shrine, one of the highest priorities of His Eminence.  

The keynote speaker, Michael Kratsios, United States Chief Technology Officer, spoke of the importance of the United States as an open society leading the world in technology and cited how his Orthodox faith and Hellenic heritage inspired his work and understanding of the interrelationship of science and religion. read more

Leadership 100 Approves $5 Million for St. Nicholas National Shrine and Additional Grants of $2,673,658 for 2020

Board of Trustees.

The Leadership 100 Board of Trustees, in a historic vote, approved a grant of $5 million toward the St. Nicholas National Shrine. The vote took place on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the 29th Annual Leadership 100 Conference in Palm Beach, which concluded on Sunday, February 23, according to Chairman Argyris Vassiliou.

“We wanted to respond to the priorities of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros by offering the fullest participation possible in supporting the St. Nicholas National Shrine and ministry. Our action demonstrates the support of Leadership 100 in ensuring the realization of this significant national symbol for our Church and our Nation.” read more

Michael Kratsios, United States Chief Technology Officer, Keynote Speaker at Leadership 100 Conference

Archbishop Elpidophoros and Chairman Argyris Vassiliou, far right, present the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence to Michael Kratsios, while his parents, John and Maria, look on.

Michael Kratsios, United States Chief Technology Officer, was the keynote speaker on Friday, February 21, 2020.

Kratsios, who has served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy since March 2017, was confirmed by unanimous voice vote by the U.S. Senate on August 1, 2019.

During the confirmation hearing held the prior week, Kratsios expressed an intention to continue with the kind of work he’d been doing for the past two-and-a-half years. “From the start, I united OSTP around a clear mission: ensure continued American leadership in emerging technologies,” he said. read more

 

Tim Tassopoulos, President and COO of Chick-fil-A, led Business Forum at Leadership 100 Conference

Archbishop Elpidophoros and (L to R) Leadership 100 Vice Chairman Demetrios Logothetis and Chairman Argyris Vassiliou present Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence to Tim Tassopoulos.

Tim Tassopoulos, President and Chief Operating Officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc. led the Business Forum on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

Tassopoulos began his 40-year career at Chick-fil-A as an hourly restaurant team member and was appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2016.  He has served as Director of Field Operations, Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President of Operations, and, most recently, Executive Vice President of Operations.

Tassopoulos graduated in 1981 as valedictorian from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science. He received his Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, in 1983, where he was recognized with the Graduate School Service Award. read more

 

Fr. Jim Kordaris, Director of Stewardship, Outreach and Evangelism, Led the Opening Forum at Leadership 100 Conference

Fr. Jim Kordaris

Fr. Jim Kordaris, who serves the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America as Director of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism, led the Opening Forum on February 20, 2020.

Fr. Jim was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  At St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, under the spiritual leadership of Fr. Anthony Coniaris, he served in many capacities.

Fr Jim has BA-Psychology (1979) and MBA-Finance (1983) degrees from the University of Minnesota. Following twelve years in the financial services industry, he entered Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, receiving his Master of Divinity degree in 1999.  He was ordained to the Diaconate in 1998 and to the Priesthood in 1999.  Fr. Jim was appointed Director of the newly formed Department of Outreach & Evangelism in January of 2003. In 2009 Stewardship Ministry was added to his responsibilities. read more

 

Philip Nicozisis on Best-Selling Memoir

Archbishop Elpidophoros and Chairman Argyris Vassiliou present Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Achievement Award to Philip Nicozisis.

Philip Nicozisis, a longtime member of Leadership 100 and best-selling author, who owns and operates a family commercial real estate business spanning five states, addressed the 29th Annual Leadership 100 Conference on Friday, February 21, 2020. read more

 

Leadership 100 Presents the New Entrepreneurs at Conference

Archbishop Elpidophoros and Chairman Argyris Vassiliou present the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Achievement Award to, second from left, Doretta Mistras, second from right, George D. Bousis and, far right, Athan Stephanopoulos. Third from right, Laura Evans Manatos, moderated the panel.

Leadership 100 presented three outstanding young members of the Greek American Community who shared their experiences as highly successful entrepreneurs and innovators at a panel at  the Saturday Forum, February 22, 2020.

Argyris Vassiliou, Leadership 100 Chairman, moderated the  panel consisting of George Bousis, Founder and Executive Chairman, Raise and Owner and Chairman, Riot Squad Esports; Doretta Mistras, a Managing Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking Division of Citigroup, based in New York; and Athan Stephanopoulos, President of NowThis, the leading digital media news brand known for producing and distributing short-form video news for a predominantly millennial and Gen Z audience. read more

 

Center For Family Care National Conference

Center for Family Care National Conference participants.

Clergy, counselors, pastoral care workers and lay persons from across the United States gathered in Houston, Texas Jan. 22-25 to share insights, tools and resources for strengthening marriages and ministering to married couples in times of challenge and crisis.  Keynote speakers set the tone for daily workshops, which focused on a variety of marital challenges set in the context of Kairos and Chronos time.  Keynote speakers included Dn. Michael and Gail Hyatt, Dn. Stephen Muse, PhD, and Carrie Frederick Frost, PhD. The Conference was supported with a grant from Leadership 100. read more

Leadership 100 Members Spearhead Building of Waterfront Senior Housing Complex

St. Demetrios Senior Housing architectural rendering.

Judge Marina Corodemus, a longtime member of Leadership 100 and St. Demetrios Church in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, is leading a project to build the St. Demetrios Senior Housing, a waterfront complex overlooking the Raritan River across from the church. The complex is an initiative of the Metropolis of New Jersey and will constitute an official ministry.

Last fall, His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos addressed all clergy and lay leaders in the Metropolis, stating, “By providing senior citizens affordable housing in an Orthodox Christian environment, we can help tend to both the spiritual and physical needs of individuals who are integral to our community.” He added that he had designated a portion of Metropolis of New Jersey funds as a pledge to building the complex. read more

Future Leadership 100 Conferences

30th Annual Leadership 100 Conference

FEBRUARY 4-7, 2021

The Phoenician
Scottsdale, Arizona

February 3, 2021 – Executive Committee and Board of Trustees Meetings

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31st Annual Leadership 100 Conference

FEBRUARY 10-13, 2022

The Ritz Carlton
Naples, Florida

February 9, 2022 – Executive Committee and Board of Trustees Meetings

 

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