Andrew C. Zachariades has been elected supreme president by the delegates of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) at their 94th Annual Supreme Convention that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The AHEPA association is a vehicle for millions of people of Greek heritage and Philhellenes, who are fond of Greece and promoting Greek heritage across the USA, Canada, as well as an international scope that Zachariades will be responsible for representing as supreme president.
Zachariades, a New Jersey native, ran a unopposed campaign to win elections held on July 28, while formal installation ceremonies were held the following day.
“It is an honor and privilege to be elected Supreme President…I’m sincerely grateful to the convention delegates who placed their support and trust in me to lead this vibrant, venerable, and unique organization,” Zachariades said.
“Greece continues to deal with a gripping economic crisis amid an unprecedented migratory crisis, and in Cyprus, challenging issues such as property, territory and security need to be addressed as settlement talks proceed. In addition, the need for community service around the world is ceaseless and the promotion of Hellenic ideals and our Hellenic heritage will always be priorities for AHEPA,” Zachariades added.
Zachariades has previously been involved with AHEPA and has most recently served as Supreme Vice President.
His passions for helping others is incorporated into his work as he has dedicated himself to helping raise funds for the AHEPA Cancer Research Foundation and even served eight years as chairman of the foundation.
Another duty that Zachariades has taken on is the position of vice president of the Cyprus Children’s Fund which helps children of Cyprus achieve and pursue education, and was founded following the illegal military occupation of the island’s northern third during the Turkish military invasion of 1974.