2019 - 28th Annual Leadership 100 Conference

Leadership 100 28th Annual Conference - Keynote Address, Business Forum

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Leadership 100 35th Anniversary Conference Concludes $2.9 Million In Grants Approved By Executive Committee

Chairman Emeritus John Payiavlas and Chairman Argyris Vassiliou with David Baker (center),President and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Chairman of the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.

Leadership 100 concluded its 35th Anniversary Conference on February 23, 2019 with the Grand Banquet presentation of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence to George Veras, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Producer of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Stellene Volandes, Editor-in-Chief of Town and Country Magazine, the oldest continually published magazine in the country, according to Argyris Vassiliou, Chairman of Leadership 100.

The Conference, livestreamed for the first time to a worldwide audience and attended by some 500 members and their guests, included a keynote address by Veras, a 10-time National Sports Emmy Award winner and Producer of seven Olympics, a forum led by Volandes, a Health and Wellness panel led by Chairman Emeritus George D. Behrakis with Dr. George Dangas of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and Dr. Harry T. Anastopoulos of Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, the Opening Forum led by the Director of The Center for Family Care, Rev. Fr. Alexander Goussetis, and Coordinator for Seminarian and Clergy Couple Care, Presvytera Kerry Pappas, and a program on Youth Ministry led by Dr. Ann Bezzerides, Director of Hellenic College/Holy Cross Office of Vocation and Ministry. The traditional Bible Study and Lecture were conducted by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and  an Anniversary Concert performed by Aphrodite Daniel’s Synphonia Entertainment featuring renowned Greek vocalist, Dimitris Basis, Daniel as vocalist, Achilleas Wastor, virtuoso pianist, and Yiannis Sinanis, bouzouki virtuoso, with a full musical program  that also featured guest vocalist Eric Nicolas.

At the annual meeting of the General Assembly, the Executive Committee reported its approval of $2,822,100 in new grants for the National Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. New grants approved and prior year grant commitments total $2,926,000. The total includes $1,000,000 for the Hellenic College / Holy Cross Scholarship Program, continuing Leadership 100’s long-term support of our seminarians with its third 10-year $1,000,000 annual commitment, as well as an additional grant of $500,000 for this year. read more

 

George Veras Presented With Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award For Excellent

(L to R) Chairman Emeritus John Payiavlas, Archbishop Demetrios and Chairman Argyris Vassiliou (far right) present George Veras with Award.

George Veras, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Producer of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF), was presented with the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence at the Grand Banquet concluding the Leadership 100  35th Anniversary Conference on February 23, 2019. He was presented with the Award by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Leadership 100 Chairman, Argyris Vassiliou, and John Payiavlas, Chairman Emeritus of Leadership 100, who had introduced him Friday at his keynote address.

A 10-time National Sports Emmy Award winner and producer of seven Olympics for CBS Sports and NBC Sports, Veras gave the keynote address at the Business Forum on Friday, February 22, 2019. He gave a multi-media presentation of the similarity of the emission of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Leadership 100 that captured the history of  the major sports  and entertainment television, documentary and live events that characterized his career, juxtaposing this with events in the life of the Greek Orthodox Church, the Greek Family and his own family and Greek heritage. read more

 

Stellene Volandes Presented With Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award For Excellence

(L to R) Ann Vassiliou, Marcella and John Volandes, Archbishop Demetrios, Stellene Volandes receiving Award from Chairman Argyris Vassiliou.

Stellene Volandes, Editor-in-Chief of Town and Country Magazine, the oldest continually published magazine in the country, was presented with the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence at the Grand Banquet concluding the Leadership 100 35th Anniversary Conference on February 23, 2019. Earlier in the day she had addressed the Saturday Forum to a packed audience on her rise to success in her career and the inspiration she received from her Greek Orthodox faith and Greek heritage. She was presented with the Award by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Leadership 100 Chairman, Argyris Vassiliou and his wife, Ann, a friend who had introduced her. Her parents, long-time Leadership 100 members, John and Marcella Volandes, were at the presentation. read more

 

 

 

Health And Wellness Panel Led By Chairman Emeritus George D. Behrakis Enthusiastically Received

(L to R)  Chairman Argyris Vassiliou, Archbishop Demetrios and Chairman Emeritus George D. Behrakis present Drs. Harry T. Anastopoulos and George Dangas with Award.

Leadership 100 Chairman Emeritus George D. Behrakis led a discussion with two renowned medical specialists on the subject of “Health and Wellness: Improving our Quality of Life” at the Health Forum on Thursday, February 21, 2019.The participants included George Dangas, MD PhD, Professor of Medicine, Cardiology and  Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and a leading authority in Interventional Cardiology and  Harry T. Anastopoulos, MD, Gastroenterologist, Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, who is affiliated with its teaching hospital at Beth Israel, Deaconess  Medical Center.

Both Dr. Dangas and Dr. Anastopoulos illustrated their talks with graphic charts illustrating the major factors in heart disease and gastrointestinal disorders, respectively.

The presentation also included an overview on the major causes of death and disease by Behrakis, a prominent businessman and pioneer in the pharmaceutical industry and medical research, who has devoted his life to philanthropy since his retirement in 1998. In recent years, he has provided funding and personal involvement along with Harvard University towards a national anti-smoking campaign in Greece, alongside the Hellenic Cancer Society and Panagiotis Behrakis, MD, a well-respected pulmonary physician there and Behrakis’ first cousin. read more

 

Rev. Fr. Alexander Goussetis And Presvytera Kerry Pappas Of The Center For Family Care Address Opening forum

Presvytera Kerry Pappas and Fr. Alexander Goussetis Address Opening Forum.

Rev. Alexander Goussetis, Director of The Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, and  Presvytera Kerry Pappas, the Coordinator for Clergy and Seminary Couple Care, opened the Leadership 100 35th Anniversary Conference with a presentation on the work of The Center for Family Care (CFC) of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

 The Center was founded in 2005. The ministry arose from a calling, in the words of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, “to affirm the importance of family as a blessed gift from God and to address the specific needs of families as they try to live in a very challenging culture and world.” In the ensuing 13 years the CFC has diligently worked to deliver a variety of multimedia resources and participate in numerous events throughout the Archdiocese, with most of those efforts funded by generous support from Leadership 100, for the spiritual formation of the Archdiocese’s faithful. read more

 

Dr. Ann Bezzerides Of Hellenic College/Holy Cross Office Of Vocation And Ministry Speaks On Youth Ministry

Dr. Ann Bezzerides Addresses Conference.

OKDr. Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides, Director of the Office of Vocation and Ministry (OVM) at Hellenic College Holy Cross (HCHC) for the last 15 years, addressed the Leadership 100 35th Anniversary Conference on Friday morning, February 22, 2019. She was introduced by long-time Leadership 100 member and former member of the Board of Trustees, Thomas L. Demakes. Helen Carlos, a current member of the Leadership 100 Board of Trustees also spoke in support of her ministry.  The OVM is most well-known for its CrossRoad Summer for Orthodox high school juniors and seniors, which hosts two sessions on our HCHC campus and now a third in Chicago. read more

 

 

Synphonia Entertainment Concert Celebrated 35th Anniversary Of Leadership 100

Dimitris Basis and Yiannis Sinanis perform at Synphonia Entertainment “Concert 35”.

Aphrodite Daniel’s Synphonia Entertainment presented “Concert 35” in celebration of  the Leadership 100 35th Anniversary at the 28th Annual Conference on Thursday evening, February 21, 2019, featuring renowned Greek vocalist, Dimitris Basis.

The Concert also included performances by Daniel as vocalist, Achilleas Wastor,  as pianist, and Yiannis Sinanis on bouzouki.

The full musical program featured on Friday and Saturday nights also included the Synphonia Band with special  guest vocalist Eric Nicolas.

Dimitris Basis is Greece’s king of the “Laiko” song, as beloved as he is respected by composers, musicians, peers and fans alike for his ethos and excellence in performance. Beginning as a child chanting liturgy in his village church and followed by formal studies in Byzantine  Music,  Basis  was twenty years old when he was discovered by the composer Stamatis Kraounakis and the Warner Music company, which offered him his first recording contract. read more

Schedule of Livestreamed Events
  1. Opening Forum, 9:45 am-10:45 am, Thursday, February 21, 2019,

Rev. Fr. Alexander Goussetis and Presvytera Kerry Pappas of the Center for Family Care.

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  1. Bible Study,11:00 am-12:30 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2019,

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

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  1. Health Forum, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2019, George D. Behrakis,

Dr. George Dangas, Dr. Harry T. Anastopoulos

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  1. Hellenic College-Holy Cross Office of Vocation and Ministry, 8:45am-9:15am,Friday, February 22, 2019, Dr. Ann Bezzerides, Director.

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  2. Lecture, 9:30 am-10:30 am, Friday, February 22, 2019,

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

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  1. Keynote Address, Business Forum, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, Friday, February 22, 2019,

George Veras, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Producer, Pro Football Hall of Fame

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  1. Glendi, 7:00 pm-11:00 pm, Friday, February 22, 2019

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  1. Saturday Forum, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Saturday, February 23, 2019,

Stellene Volandes, Editor-in-Chief, Town & Country

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  1. Grand Banquet, Estimated time 8:15 pm, Saturday, February 23, 2019

Argyris Vassiliou, Chairman of Leadership 100 and His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios present the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence to George Veras and Stellene Volandes. Archbishop Remarks.

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  1. Exclusive Interview of David Baker, President and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

by George Veras, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Producer. Estimated time, 9:15  pm, Saturday, February 23, 2019

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