L100 in Action - Issue #6 (Winter 2019)


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Winter 2019| Issue #6

News In Action

Philip Nicozisis

Philip Nicozisis to Speak on Best-Selling Memoir

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, will address the 29th Annual Leadership 100 Conference on Friday, February 21, 2020, according to Argyris Vassiliou, Chairman, who said Leadership 100 was pleased to have Philip recount his inspirational experiences.

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Leadership 100 News
George Bousis

Leadership 100 Presents the New Entrepreneurs

Leadership 100 has invited three outstanding young members of the Greek American Community to share their experiences as highly successful entrepreneurs and innovators in significant sectors of the business world at the 29th Annual Leadership 100 Conference, Saturday, February 22, 2020, according to Argyris Vassiliou, Chairman, who expressed gratitude to the speakers for this important addition to the program.

Michael Bapis, a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Audit Committee, will moderate a panel at the Saturday Brunch, February 22, 2020, 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.

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Spiros Maliagros, Ronald McDonald House, Greek Division Chairman, presents award to Dr. Spiros Spireas, left. Credit: ETA PRESS.


Ronald McDonald House, Greek Division, Honors Dr. Spiros Spireas and Paulette Poulos

Ronald McDonald House New York, Greek Division honored Dr. Spiros Spireas, President and Chief Executive Officer of SigmaPharm Laboratories and a member of Leadership 100 and Paulette Poulos, Executive Director of Leadership 100, at its 24th Annual Christmas Dinner on December 10, 2019 at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.

Ronald McDonald House New York is “where hope has a home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families battling aggressive, recurring and rare childhood cancers. The Greek Division of Ronald McDonald House New York began in 1979 with the partnership of two friends who shared a dream: to support children and families suffering through the trials of pediatric cancer treatment. Since then the House has served over 10,000 Greek families battling pediatric cancer. The Greek community over the years has responded in immeasurable ways in return to keep the dream alive and raise funds for all children in need.

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Callie Pantelidis, Stavroula Anagnostopoulos, Pam Anagnostopoulos and Anastasia Pantelidis.


Leadership 100 Young Professionals Hold Holiday Gathering

Some 50 Leadership 100 young professionals and their guests gathered for the Christmas holidays on December 12 in New York City. Callie and Anastasia Pantelidis, members of Leadership 100, organized the event. Leadership 100 Chairman Argyris Vassiliou, his wife, Ann, and Leadership 100 Executive Director , Paulette Poulos, attended, along with Leadership 100 members Jim, George and Peter Pantelidis. Jim is a member of the Leadership 100 Executive Committee and George is the father of Callie and Anastasia.

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Mike Manatos with trophy and dance partner. Laura Manatos is at his right.

Mike Manatos Wins DC’s Dancing with the Stars Gala

Mike Manatos, a member of the Leadership 100 Executive Committee, won the DC Dancing with the Stars competition on November 9. Manatos won by raising $85,000 from 251 supporters across the country for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, of which he became Chairman of the Board in September. Mike’s wife, Laura, President of Laura Evans Media, was emcee of the event.

DC’s Dancing Stars Gala is an exciting fundraising event mirroring the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars! Local DC Celebrities learn a polished choreographed routine and perform at the Gala with a professional dance partner in a competition. A panel of celebrity judges along with the audience select the winner who receives the coveted mirror ball trophy and $10,000 for the charity of their choice. The gala included a VIP cocktail reception, a sit-down gourmet dinner, the competition, a silent auction, professional performances, and a DJ.

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