|Thanasi C. Liakos
Thanasi C. Liakos, a member of Leadership 100 with his wife, Stephanie, was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua, New Hampshire on March 14, at the 2012 Youth of the Year Dinner and Inaugural Hall of Fame Ceremony.
Liakos was club member from 1971 to 1976, Alumni of the year in 2010, Heritage Club founding member, Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, and Boys and Girls Club Charitable Foundation Trustee.He is currently the Vice President of the Board at the club and has chaired the Annual Golf Tournament for the club, which has raised millions of dollars and is the premier golf tournament in the area. He was also instrumental in overseeing the club’s 50,000 square foot renovation project in 2007, and the construction of a state of the art Teen Center.
“My best memory is when I won the first place prize in Judo at the academy of Ketchugo in Boston, as well as winning the state ping pong championship after being down 3 games and winning the next 4 to take the championship! The experiences I had learned at the club taught me self-confidence, commitment to excellence and perseverance,” said Liakos, upon receiving the honor.
The club serves over 4,000 kids annually, ages 8 to 18, in the Greater Nashua Area, giving them a safe place to go after school, offering daily meals, a safe place to learn, do their homework, play and build their character. It is one of the most respected and well run clubs in the country.
Liakos and his wife Stephanie and their four children reside in Nashua, New Hampshire, where he is President and CEO of Liakos Real Estate Companies. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1984. He is a member of the New Hampshire Better Business Bureau, Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce. He also served as President of Axion, a Boston based non-profit organization which raised money and donated to several worthy causes , as Vice President of the St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church, and is a member of the Alpha Omega Council.