Former NATO Chief James Stavridis to Address Leadership 100 Annual Conference

Admiral Stavridis, formerly Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, will give the keynote address at the Grand Banquet at the 27th Annual Leadership 100 Conference, February 1-4, in Florida.

Stavridis who is currently Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, will join other prominent members of the Greek American community at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami.

George S. Tsandikos, Chairman of Leadership 100 said that “the Conference will present an inspiring program that will also feature two other prominent speakers.”

They are Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and current President of American University and John P. Angelos, Executive Vice President of the Baltimore Orioles and President and Chief Operating Officer of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN).

In addition, the Very Reverend Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides, Director of the Office of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, will conduct a panel titled “Transforming the World through Collaboration: The Work of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations” with four participants: Dr. Carrie Frederick Frost, Professor at Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary, Joyce S. Dubensky, CEO of Tanenbaum, Christina Hioureas, Counsel at Foley Hoag LLP, and Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America will preside at all events, along with Chairman Tsandikos, as well as deliver both the traditional Bible Study and Lecture. Other events include Golf and Tennis Tournaments and Awards, a Walk/Run competition, new member orientation and a young adult and youth program.

The Archbishop lakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence will be presented at the Grand Banquet on Saturday, February 3. The Conference will conclude with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Miami on Sunday, February 4.

Leadership 100 Fund

In 1984, under the guidance of Archbishop Iakovos, The Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Fund was created as an endowment fund of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to provide an opportunity for Greek Orthodox leaders to support the life-sustaining ministries of the Church.

Since its inception, Leadership 100 has distributed more than $48 million in grants that have ranged from providing scholarship funds for individuals studying for the priesthood at Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology to supporting a variety of National Ministries.

Today, with more than 1,000 members, Leadership 100 is a philanthropic driving force within the Church, the Greek American Community, and in the nation and the world that transforms institutions and lives.