Peter S. Allen
ACT Governance Committee - IA, Library & IT Committee - Honorary Degree Program
 
Board Member since 1987
Dr. Peter S. Allen is Professor of Anthropology at Rhode Island College, where he has taught for the past 40 years. He specializes in the study of modern Greek society and has published numerous articles on the topic. Research awards include three Fulbrights, a large NEH grant and several other grants and fellowships. Dr. Allen has been active in many professional organizations. He served as Treasurer and Vice-President of the Modern Greek Studies Association, Treasurer and President of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (a sub- group of the American Anthropological Association), and has held various offices, including President, in the local chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. With Nikiforos Diamandouros, Dr. Allen produced a bibliographic newsletter, Modern Greek Society, for more than 20 years and served as Editor of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies for three years (2007-2010). He also serves on editorial boards of several publications, including the Cyprus Review. Dr. Allen is a trustee of the College Year in Athens (an independent study abroad program) and trustee of the Public Archaeology Laboratory of Pawtucket, RI. He served a six-year term (1992-1997) on the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities and four years on the Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association (2003-2007). Dr. Allen received a BA from Middlebury College (1966), an MA in archaeology from Brown University (1968), and a PhD in anthropology, also from Brown University (1973).
 

 

Elsa Amanatidou
ACT Governance Committee - Elementary School Governance Committee
 
Board Member since 2012
Elsa Amanatidou is a Senior Lecturer in Modern Greek Studies in the Classics Department of Brown University. Concurrently, she is the Director of the Center of Language Studies at Brown University. In addition, she is the Academic Director and a member of the faculty of the Pre-College Summer Program “Brown on Naxos” based in Greece. She previously served as Head of Modern Greek Studies and Deputy Head at the Hellenic College of London, an independent, co-ed, bilingual school. Since 1989, she has been an Examiner and Principal Examiner for the General Certificate in Secondary Education (GCSE), A-Level, O-Level and International GCSE public examinations in Modern Greek, in the United Kingdom. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA), the leading American professional organization in this area. Ms. Amanatidou received a BA in English Philology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1981), a MA in The English Novel from The University of East Anglia, and a MA in Greek Studies from King’s College London (1995).
 

 

Lambros G. Anagnostopoulos
Board Governance Committee - Facilities Committee - IA Committee - LRP Committee
 
Board Member since 2003
Lambros G. Anagnostopoulos is actively involved in real estate in Southeastern Europe. Currently, he serves as CEO of SECURE Property Developmentand Investment Ltd, a London Stock Exchange (AIM) listed company active mostly in Ukraine. In 2007, he founded SECURE Investments, a private equity platform investing in property projects in various real estate sectors (residential, commercial, hotel, retail) in Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia. In 2006 he established SCEPSI S.A., a real estate advisory company offering relevant services out of Athens and in 2000, he set up LAMDA Development, a real estate developer listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, where he served as CEO and member of the Board of Directors from the company’s inception until June 2006. From 1992 to XXXXX, Mr. Anagnostopoulos had been an executive of the Latsis Group, based in Geneva, Switzerland, where, among other duties, he directed the Group’s project planning and development department. Between 1988 and 1992, Mr. Anagnostopoulos worked as a management consultant with Pugh-Roberts Associates, a division of PA Consulting Group, in the USA and Great Britain. Mr. Anagnostopoulos is a graduate in naval architecture, marine and mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (1986) and received post-graduate degrees in shipping at MIT (1988) and in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management (1989).
 

 

George A. Antoniadis
Chair, IA Committee - Executive Committee - Board Governance Committee -
Finance Committee
 
Board Member since 2005
George A. Antoniadis, is founder, President and CEO of PlaneSense, Inc. in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He created the PlaneSense fractional aircraft ownership program, which today includes a fleet of over 30 Pilatus PC-12s that fly over 25,000 flights per year, in 1996. Previously, Mr. Antoniadis was an associate at McKinsey & Company (Boston) and has also served as a Director of Atlanta Chemical Industry (Athens). Mr. Antoniadis is a member of the Board of Governors of the Air Charter Safety Foundation. He was the Valedictorian of Athens College (1980) and received an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (1984) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (1989).
 

 

Maria Behrakis
Regional Vice Chair, IA Committee, New England - Vice Co-Chair Elementary School Governance Committee
 
Board Member since 2012
Maria Behrakis is a community activist focused on education and Greek American philanthropy. A mother of three children, she has served as PTO President of the General John Nixon School, and also as a member of the School Advisory Council. In addition, Mrs. Behrakis is a member of the Hellenic Women’s Club, an association founded in 1936, which supports Boston area charities, and along with her husband she is active in Leadership 100, a Greek American service organization committed to preserving Hellenism and Orthodoxy in America. She also does volunteer work in support of the Behrakis Family Endowment at Boston College which was founded in 2001 for the advancement of Hellenic Studies and the promotion of travel abroad to Greece. In her previous professional career, she was with Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments (1990-1997). Mrs. Behrakis received a BA in Economics with a minor in Computer Science from Brandeis University (1990).
 

 

Panayotis M. “Notis” Bernitsas
Facilities Committee
 
Board Member since 2010
Panayotis M. (Notis) Bernitsas has been the Managing Partner of M&P Bernitsas Law Offices since 1984 and continues to have an active, broad-based commercial practice. He is particularly well known for his EU and Competition practice and has represented clients in many high profile cartel cases before the Greek Competition Commission. Mr. Bernitsas leads the Project Finance & Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) team and has been heavily involved in the majority of the concession projects undertaken in Greece since the opening of the market, including all six motorway projects, advising concessionaires, lending banks and contracting authorities. He also led the firm’s teams which contributed to the development of the first legislative structure governing Project Finance by preparing a draft of the law on the granting and operation of concession projects for works and services on behalf of the Ministry of National Economy and the new law on PPPs. His vast experience in privatizations includes an impressive track record of involvement in many of the major and groundbreaking transactions which have taken place in Greece. Mr. Bernitsas’ dispute resolution expertise comprises representing his clients before the High Courts and in numerous arbitrations. He also acts as an arbitrator at the International Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Bernitsas was Assistant Professor and subsequently Associate Professor of International Economic Law, the Law of International Business Transactions and European Community Law at the University of Thrace (1983-2007). He has also served as Counsel to the Prime Minister on EU matters (1989-1990).
 

 

Angelos V. Billis
Facilities Committee - Elementary School Governance Committee
 
Board Member since 1989
Angelos V. Billis (‘47) was Administrative Manager of the Heineken company in Thessaloniki, Greece from 1974 until his retirement in 1999. Mr. Billis also served as the Public Affairs Manager for the ESSO (EXXON) petroleum and chemical companies in Athens (1965- 1974) and held the position of Press Attaché at the Greek Embassy in Washington, DC (1960-65). He also served a two-year term of duty as 2nd Lt in the Greek army and as an interpreter to the US military mission to Greece in Athens. Mr. Billis was a founding member and President of the Friends of Anatolia College Association (1985-1989 and 2000-2004), and he has also served as President of the Anatolia College Parents’ Association (1980-1985) and as a board member and Vice-President of the Anatolia College Alumni Association (1978-1980). Throughout his business career, Mr. Billis was also active with many other non-profit organizations. He was an elected officer on the Executive Board of the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece for 16 consecutive years (alternating in the posts of Secretary General and 2nd Vice-President 1981-1997), a board member of the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a President of the Propeller Club of the USA, Port of Thessaloniki (1990-94), a member of the Rotary Club, a development committee member of the Friends of the American Farm School Association and a member of the Thessaloniki Committee of the British-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Billis studied Law and Economics at the University of Thessaloniki, graduating summa cum laude (1954), and completed his post-graduate studies in International Relations at the George Washington University School of Government (1959).
 

 

George S. Bissell
Executive Committee - Audit Committee - Finance Committee - Investment Committee
 
Board Member since 1965
George S. Bissell, past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, spent his entire business career in the Boston, Massachusetts investment community. His professional responsibilities include being a longtime board member and Chairman (1968-1969) of the Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR) and longtime member and Chairman (1982-1983) of the Investment Company Institute. Mr. Bissell joined the Board of Trustees of Anatolia in 1965, initially focused on the Investment Committee for the management of Anatolia’s endowment funds. In recent years, he assumed the responsibilities of Vice Chairman and Chairman. Construction of the new library at the American College of Thessaloniki was supported generously by Mr. Bissell. He served as trustee of the University Hospital for 32 years (1965-1997) and Chairman of the hospital’s Investment Committee (1976-2001). In 1994, Mr. Bissell established a foundation in his name dedicated to education. He funded a faculty chair at Hiram College, OH in honor of his father. Mr. Bissell received the Distinguished Service Award of the Association of Investment Management and Research (1988); the Hellenic Heritage Achievement (1997) and National Public Service Award from the American Hellenic Institute (1997). He was elected to the Garfield Society of Hiram College (1999) and was awarded the Silver Cross of the Phoenix by the President of the Hellenic Republic (2004). Mr. Bissell received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
 

 

John W. Brademas
Lifetime Trustee
 
Board Member since 2001
Dr. John Brademas, president (1981-1992) and now president emeritus of New York University (NYU), led the insitutition’s transition to an international residential research university. Dr. Brademas is the first Greek-American elected to US Congress and served for 22 years (1959-1981), where he earned a reputation for his leadership in education and the arts. Dr. Brademas has received honorary degrees from over fifty-five colleges and universities, including in 2003, Oxford University, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Rhodes Scholarship. In 2005, NYU launched the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service to advance both scholarly and public understanding of the role of Congress in the American Constitutional system. He received a BA from Harvard College, graduating magna cum laude (1949). A Rhodes Scholar, he received a PhD from Oxford University (1953).
 

 

Carroll W. Brewster
Chair, Library & IT Committee - Executive Committee - ACT Governance Committee -
Honorary Degree Program - LRP Committee
 
Board Member since 1990
Carroll W. Brewster is a trustee of the Wooster School, the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, the Ridgefield Public Library, and is a member of the Ridgefield Conservation Commission. Mr. Brewster retired as Executive Director of the Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, Inc., (1991-1998) and is a former trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy (1970-1980), former chairman of the directors of the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief (1982-1991), and a former trustee of the University of New Haven. He has been affiliated with numerous colleges, serving as President of Hobart and William Smith Colleges (1982-1991); President of Hollins College (1975-1981); Dean of the College, Dartmouth College (1969-1975); and Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School (1967-1969). Mr. Brewster has participated in numerous legal enterprises. He was an associate at Tyler Cooper, Grant, Bowerman & Keefe (1965-1969); US Commissioner (New Haven, CT, 1966-1969), Legal Assistant to the Chief Justice of the Sudan (1962-1964); and Law Clerk to the Honorable William H. Timbers, US District Court for the State of Connecticut (1961-1962). Mr. Brewster was an MIT Fellow in Africa (1962-1964) and while in Africa, Editor of the Sudan Law Journal and Reports (1961- 1965), and a senior Fulbright Scholar in Khartoum (1981-1982). Mr. Brewster received a BA magna cum laude from Yale College (1957), an LLB from Yale Law School (1961), and two LHDs, from Hollins College (1981) and Hobart and William Smith Colleges (1991).
 

 

John H. “Jack” Clymer
Board Chair - Chair, Executive Committee - Board Governance Committee -
Member of all Committees Ex-Officio
 
Board Member since 1981
John H. (Jack) Clymer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, has practiced with the Boston law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP and previously with Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar since 1965. Mr. Clymer is a member of the Massachusetts, Boston and American Bar Associations, and has been active on committees focused on estate planning, probate and non-profit organization matters. He is named in Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates field, and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of its Practice and Charitable Planning Committees. Mr. Clymer is a contributor to The Handbook of Estate Planning (Crumbley, ed., Dow Jones-Irwin, 1988), Massachusetts Probate Manual (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2003-2011), Massachusetts Non-profit Organizations (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2007-2011), and with two of his partners has written Massachusetts Estate Planning and Administration, a two-volume practice guide for professionals, published and supplemented annually by Lexis Publishing. Mr. Clymer is a director of Boston Private Bank and Trust Company. He serves as a trustee of Sofia American Schools, Inc. (Sofia, Bulgaria), and is the President of the Boston Bar Foundation. Mr. Clymer lives in Concord, Massachusetts, and currently serves on the town’s Historic Districts Commission. Mr. Clymer received a BA degree in American Civilization from Princeton University (1962) and a JD from Harvard Law School (1965).
 

  

Constantinos S. Constantinidis
Chair, ACT Governance Committee - Executive Committee - Finance Committee
 
Board Member since 2010
Constantinos S. Constantinidis (‘81) is Managing Director and Vice-President of PELOPAC S.A. in Thessaloniki, Greece, a company manufacturing Greek and Mediterranean specialty foods for export markets, especially the US and UK. Mr. Constantinidis has participated in the summerhouse residences development “Ktima Constantinidis” in Halkidiki, Greece, and in other real estate projects. He is the Vice President of the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING) and a member of the board of various NGOs. Mr. Constantinidis received a BSC in Mechanical Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London (1984), and an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business (1986).
 

 

Stavros C. Constantinidis
Vice Chair of the Board - Chair, Facilities Committee - Executive Committee -
Elementary School Governance Committee - High School Governance Committee
 
Board Member since 1976
Dr. Stavros C. Constantinidis (‘47) has devoted most of his career to the textiles sector, where he developed one of the leading textiles groups in Greece, before divesting in 1985. Currently, his interests lie primarily in real estate ventures in Greece and Europe. Dr. Constantinidis is one of the school’s top contributors, with gifts that include 55 full scholarships and he is also the recipient of the 1999 Humanitarian and Civil Service Award. During his military service, Dr. Constantinidis served as a Greek Army officer in the Korean War. In addition, Dr. Constantinidis has served with distinction on numerous civil, educational and industrial boards, committees and commissions. Dr. Constantinidis received an undergraduate degree from the School of Chemical Engineering of Geneva University and a PhD from Basel University.
 

 

Robert L. DeNormandie
Treasurer - Chair, Audit Committee - Executive Committee - Chair, Finance Committee
 
Board Member since 1992
Robert L. DeNormandie is an independent director of various fund and non-fund entities and lives in Luxembourg. Mr. DeNormandie founded the Directors Office in Luxembourg in 2004. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Pioneer Global Asset Management, Unicredit Bank Group (2001-2003). Mr. DeNormandie worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (previously Coopers & Lybrand) (1977-2001), and was admitted to partnership in 1992. He spent three years in Algeria with a “Peace Corps-esque” mainstream religious development organization, where his responsibilities included obtaining support from organizations in Europe and the US for development projects, recruitment of teachers, doctors and engineers and support for recruits while in Algeria. Mr. DeNormandie received a BA cum laude in Economics from Harvard College (1966), and a Fulbright from the Swiss government to study in Geneva, where he obtained a license in International Studies from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva (1968). He passed the CPA examination after he received an MS in Accounting from the Northeastern University Graduate School of Professional Accounting (1978).
 

 

Dimitris N. Dimitriadis

High School Governance Committee - Elementary School Governance Committee - IA Committee

 
Board Member since 2007
Dimitris Dimitriadis (‘76) is CEO of Makedoniki Textile Imports Trade and Industry S.A. and Makedoniki Real Estate S.A. Mr. Dimitriadis is active on the European and Economic and Social Committee (EESC), where he was President (2006-2008), and Vice-President and President of the Budget Group (2005-2006). Previously, he served as President and CEO of Business Architects Consultancy S.A. (2000-2005) and as a member of Eurocommerce’s Executive Council in Brussels. Mr. Dimitriadis was a member of the Board of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, and 1st Vice-President of the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce (2003) and member of the Board of the Center for International and European Economic Law (1995-2001), the Board of Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce & Industry (1989-2011) and the Committee on Commerce and Distribution E.U - D.G XXIII (1989-2000). He was Vice-President of the Hellenic Productivity Centre–Thessaloniki Branch (1991-1993) and played an active role in Thessaloniki’s Traders Association as President (1997-2002) and in the Federation of Traders Association of Central East Macedonia and Thrace, as President (2002-2007). Mr. Dimitriadis was President and CEO of Dimitriadis S.A. (1977-1988). Mr. Dimitriadis remains an active member of the EESC and is also member of the EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee and president of the Euromed Follow-up Committee, EESC (2010-2013). Mr. Dimitriadis received his degree in Law fro the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1981).
 

 

Albert H. “Chip” Elfner, III
Executive Committee - Board Governance Committee - Audit Committee -
Chair, Investment Committee - Chair, LRP Committee
 
Board Member since 1986
Albert H. (Chip) Elfner, III, CFA, is a former CEO of Keystone Investments. Mr. Elfner has more than thirty years experience in investment management. Mr. Elfner serves as Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Unitil Inc. of Hampton, NH, Director and Chairman of the Finance Committee of Main Street America Insurance Co. of Jacksonville, Florida, and President of Mountain Lake Corporation in Lake Wales, FL, and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society. He is also currently Vice-President, and a former trustee, of Middlesex School and past President of the New England Colleges Fund, where he has served as a trustee for over 15 years as well as a former trustee of Middlebury College, where he served as Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee. Mr. Elfner is also a trustee of the Trustees of the Donations in Boston. A graduate of Middlebury College, he has completed the AMP Program at Harvard Business School.
 

 

Leonidas A. Evangelidis
Board Governance Committee - High School Governance Committee - IA Committee
 
Board Member since 2005
Leonidas Evangelidis (‘53) entered the Greek diplomatic service in 1961. He served among other, as Ambassador of Greece to Iraq, Poland and Germany, as well as Permanent Representative of Greece to the European Union. After leaving the Foreign Service in 1996 he became Director General for Foreign and Security Policy at the Council Secretariat of the European Union, from which he retired in 2000. In view of the 2004 Athens Olympics, he was appointed Secretary General at the Ministry of Public Order, a posting he kept until 2006 to become Chairman and CEO of the Center for Security Studies (2006-2007) and later member of the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Organization of Greece (2008-2010). Leonidas Evangelidis studied Law and Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
 

 

Jack J. Florentin
Chair, High School Governance Committee - Executive Committee -
Elementary School Governance Committee -Regional Vice-Chair, IA Committee,
Thessaloniki - Board Governance Committee
 
Board Member since 2006
Jack Florentin (‘66) founder, President and CEO of Sarah Lawrence S.A., an apparel manufacturer and distributor, which today carries Sarah Lawrence as its only brand name. Previously, Mr. Florentin was Sales Director for northern Greece at Aigaion Textiles S.A. (1979-1982) and civil engineer at Treadwell Corporation in New York (1971-1973). He served on the Board of Directors of the Columbia University Alumni Club of Greece (2003-2006), was President of Stavronikita, a resort housing complex with 500 units in Sani, Chalkidiki (2003-2007) and President of the Anatolia College Alumni Association (1996-2000). Mr. Florentin has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Foundation since 2003 and an interviewer for Columbia University candidates since 1998, and has also served as Chairman of the interview committee. Mr. Florentin received a BS (1970) and MS (1971) in Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering, Columbia University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School (1975).
 

 

Gregory S. Gallopoulos
Board Governance Commitee
 
Board Member since 2012
Greg Gallopoulos is Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of General Dynamics Corporation, a diversified defense and aerospace company headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. Before joining General Dynamics in 2008, Mr. Gallopoulos served as national managing partner of Jenner & Block LLP, an AmLaw 100 law firm. He is a member of the American Bar Association, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the International Bar Association. He is a trustee of WETA, Inc., a director of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a trustee of The Supreme Court Historical Society, and a trustee of the UK Foundation for International Uniform Law. Mr. Gallopoulos holds a JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School (1984) and an AB with highest honors from the University of Michigan (1981).
 

 

Stathis I. Georgiadis
Vice Chair, Facilities Committee - Vice Co-Chair, High School Governance Committee
 
Board Member since 2011
Stathis Georgiadis (‘75) co-founded EKATER Construction Co., a leading construction and real estate firm mainly active in Northern Greece, in 1984. Since 2002 he has served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of the company. Mr. Georgiadis is a member of the Greek Technical Chamber (TEE) and a member of the board of the Thessaloniki branch of the YMCA, as well as a member of the Anatolia Alumni Association and the Stanford Alumni Association. As an Anatolian, he was his class president in all six years of studies, as well as valedictorian at the 1975 commencement ceremony. Mr. Georgiadis received a BS in Civil Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1980) and an MS in Civil-Earthquake Engineering from Stanford University (1981).
 

 

Serge B. Hadji-Mihaloglou
Co-Chair, Board Governance Committee - Executive Committee
 
Board Member since 1974
Serge Hadji-Mihaloglou (‘60) is a member of the New York Bar. Previously, he served as Senior Counsel for international, antitrust, and intellectual property matters of TRW, a Fortune 100 technology company (now merged into Northrop Grumman). Mr. Hadji-Mihaloglou is active in Greek-American community issues and served on the Advisory Board of the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) and as co-editor of AHI’s Doing Business In Greece service. He also served as a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Board of Directors and Chairman of INTA International Forums. Mr. Hadji-Mihaloglou began his legal career with the law firm of Rogers, Hoge & Hills in New York City. He has been a Trustee of Anatolia College since 1974, the first Thessaloniki graduate of Anatolia to be elected to the Anatolia Board. Mr. Hadji-Mihaloglou received a BA from SUNY Buffalo in 1965, a JD from Michigan State University Detroit College of Law in 1968 and an LLM in International Law from NYU Law School in 1969.
 

 

Gikas A. Hardouvelis
ACT Governance Committee - Finance Committee
 
Board Member since 2011
Dr. Gikas A. Hardouvelis (‘74) is Professor in the Department of Banking & Financial Management, University of Piraeus and Chief Economist, EUROBANK Group. Recently, the Director of the Economic Office of Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos (Nov.2011-May 2012). He is a member of the CIIM Academic Council, the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Economic & Industrial Research, and member of the Academic Council of the Hellenic Banks Association & its EMAC-EBF representative. Research Fellow at CEPR & CMBI. He holds a PhD in Economics (1983, U.C. Berkeley), and MSc & BA in Applied Mathematics (1978, Harvard University). He was Assistant Professor at Barnard College, Columbia 2004, he was Director of the Economic Office of Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis. He has extensive banking experience: FRB New York (1987-1993), Bank of Greece (1994-1995), where he also acted as Second Alternate to the Governor at the European Monetary Institute, Chief Economist at the National Bank of Greece (1996-2000). He played a critical role in the establishment of the Athens Derivatives Exchange, as an original member of its Board of Directors (1997-2000). His academic work extends in Finance and Macroeconomics and is published in journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, etc. He was included in the Hall of Fame of the top-50 individual publishers worldwide in applied econometrics over 1989 to 1995.
 

 

Vassilis E. Kafatos
Vice Co-Chair, Elementary School Governance Committee - Vice Chair, ACT Governance Committee - Finance Committee - LRP Committee
 
Board Member since 2011
Vassilis E. Kafatos (‘86) is a Partner of Deloitte, established in 1998 the Thessaloniki consulting branch, leads Deloitte’s Manufacturing Industry Practice and is in charge of the firm’s Strategy & Operations Consulting Services in Greece. He has served as Vice-President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of Deloitte Business Solutions S.A. and as a member of Deloitte’s Global Committee for Strategy Development. He has extensive consulting experience in various industries, including tourism, consumer business, manufacturing and technology. He has supervised major projects in the fields of strategic and business planning, financial restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, operational improvement and performance management for various companies and organizations in the private and public sectors. He serves as a member of the Northern Greece Committee of the American- Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Board of the Propeller Club (International Port of Thessaloniki). He holds a degree in Economic Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1990), an MBA in Corporate Strategy from the University of Texas at Austin (1993), and postgraduate diplomas in Management & Leadership from the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne.
 

 

Helen E. “Lena” Lindsay
IA Committee
 
Board Member since 2004
Helen E. (Lena) Lindsay (‘64) was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. She graduated from Anatolia College in Thessaloniki and came to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship to study physics at University of Minnesota Institute of Technology, graduating in 1969. She completed a management and marketing training program at Dayton Hudson, and worked as an engineering product manager for MTS Systems in Minneapolis - St Paul, MN.
 

  

Jamie P. Merisotis
IA Committee
 
Board Member since 2010
Jamie P. Merisotis is President and CEO of the Lumina Foundation, the largest private foundation in the US solely committed to enrolling and graduating more students from college. Before joining Lumina Foundation in January, 2008, Mr. Merisotis was founding President of the Institute for Higher Education Policy (Washington, D.C.), where he served for 15 years as President. He previously served as Executive Director of the National Commission on Responsibilities for Financing Post-secondary Education, a bipartisan commission appointed by the US President and congressional leaders. Additionally, Mr. Merisotis helped create the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps), and serves on numerous national and international boards of directors, including Bates College in Maine, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. He also serves as President of the Economic Club of Indiana. Mr. Merisotis has previously served as Chairman of the Board for Scholarship America, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Washington Internship Institute, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the London-based European Access Network. He received his BA from Bates College in Maine.
 

 

Nestor M. Nicholas
Vice Chair & Clerk Executive Committee - Board Governance Committee -
Audit Committee
 
Board Member since 1988
Nestor M. Nicholas is General Counsel of Boston Capital, a real estate investment company, and has been of counsel to the Boston law firm of Nixon Peabody since 2007. Mr. Nicholas joined Nixon Peabody (formerly Peabody & Brown) in 1970 and was a partner from 1972 and managing partner from 1996 until he retired in 2007. He worked for the US Justice Department (1967) as an attorney specializing in the trial of Federal Income Tax cases in District Courts, and for the US Treasury Department as an attorney specializing in international and corporate areas (1965-1967). Mr. Nicholas was admitted to practice before the Massachusetts Bar Tax Court of the United States and the Massachusetts Federal District Court, and is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the Metropolitan Tax Club. Mr. Nicholas received a BA from Brown University (1961), an LLB from Cornell University Law School (1964), and an MA in Taxation from New York University School of Law (1965).
 

 

Natalia K. Orfanos
Regional Vice-Chair, Institutional Advancement Committee, West Coast North
 
Board Member since 2002
Natalia Orfanos (‘64) is Director of Communications and Special Projects at A.G. Spanos Companies. Ms. Orfanos was appointed to work in the California Department of Transportation on Special Projects under Governor George Deukmejian and previously worked for the California State Legislature as a consultant to members in the areas of transportation and consumer affairs for ten years. Ms. Orfanos has been active on many social and political issues dealing with Greece and Cyprus. On the community level, she sits on several boards and has participated in many organizations and movements promoting civic, philanthropic and charitable causes. Ms. Orfanos received a BA degree in Political Science from California State University at Sacramento and an MA in Political Science from the same university in 1971.
 

 

Angelos G. Papaioannou
Chair, Elementary School Governance Committee - Executive Committee -
IA Committee - High School Governance Committee
 
Board Member since 2003
Angelos Papaioannou (‘69) has been involved in the agricultural machinery business in Greece, working at G. Papaioannou, S.A. and as CEO of Anchialos, S.A. for the last thirty-five years. Mr. Papaioannou served as president of the Anatolia College Alumni Association (2001-2007) and as Treasurer (1996-1999). Mr. Papaioannou received a BA from the American College of Switzerland (1972) and an MBA from USIU in San Diego (1974).
 

 

Charis M. Plakantonakis
ACT Governance Committee - Audit Committee - Regional Vice-Co-Chair, IA Committee, Athens
 
Board Member since 2010
Charis M. Plakantonakis (‘97) is a Strategic Project Manager at Thenamaris (Ships Management) Inc., a global operator of tankers, dry cargo vessels, and LNG carriers. Since joining Thenamaris in 2008, she has led a wide range of projects on strategy development, business planning and execution, organizational change, and corporate communication, to help prepare the company for future growth and succession. Prior to Thenamaris, she worked at the Boston Consulting Group as Senior Consultant on strategy projects for major Greek and multinational companies, mainly in banking, pharmaceuticals and FMCG. Previously, she helped set-up the Centre of Excellence unit at DIAGEO Hellas, and before that she was Deputy Venue Manager at the ATHENS 2004 Olympic & Paralympic Games Organizing Committee. She is Co-Managing Director of her family’s companies (Emm. Plakantonakis SA, M&V Constructions SA, Concrete SA) which are active in real estate development and solar energy in Greece. She is an interviewer for the INSEAD Admissions Committee and was a member of the Executive Committee of the INSEAD Greek Alumni Association for 6 years. She holds an MBA from INSEAD (2003) and a BS in International & European Economics & Politics from the University of Macedonia (2001), where she graduated as valedictorian.
 

 

Irina D. Taka
Board Governance Committee - Elementary School Governance Committee - Vice Co-Chair, High School Governance Committee - Regional Vice Co-Chair, IA Committee,
Athens - LRP Committee
 
Board Member since 2010
Irina Taka (‘95) is Vice-President/Head of Development at EVYP LLP (Greek Industry of Hydrolized Protein) a member of the Michaelides Group of Companies, her family’s business, which is active in the research and development of products exclusively of plant origin for use in organic and traditional agriculture. Previously Ms. Taka served as general counsel for Capital Maritime & Trading Corp, and Nasdaq listed Capital Product Partners L.P. She began her career at the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization in Paris, before continuing as a corporate law associate for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and London. Ms. Taka is a member of the New York Bar and a Solicitor of England & Wales. She also serves on the Board of the Stanford Alumni Association of Greece, is a founding member of the not for profit “Desmos” and a member of the TEDxThessaloniki organizing team. Ms. Taka received a BA in International Relations and Art History from Stanford (1999) and a JD from the New York University School of Law (2003).
 

  

Argyris “RJ” Vassiliou
Regional Vice Chair, IA Committee, East Coast - Co-Chair, Board Governance Committee - Executive Committee - Finance Committee
 
Board Member since 2007
Argyris (RJ) Vassiliou is President of two family-owned businesses, Acme Pallet Company, Inc., an industrial engineering concern based in New York, and Di-Cor Industries, Inc., a specialty structural steel fabrication company located in Bristol, CT. Mr. Vassiliou serves as a board member and Treasurer of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund, as Archon Notarios of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, as an alumni member of the National Leadership Council for the Campaign for Stuyvesant High School, and formerly served as Treasurer of The Saint Michael’s Home for the Aged in Yonkers, NY. Fluent in Greek, he holds memberships in AHEPA, in the University of Iowa Presidents’ Club and in the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni. He is also a member of Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society, and Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society. Mr. Vassiliou received a BCE in Civil Engineering from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (1989) and an MS in Civil Engineering/Operations Research from Princeton University (1991).
 

 

David S. Weil, Jr.
Regional Vice-Chair, IA Committee, West Coast South - Finance Commitee - Executive Committee - Vice Chair, Audit Committee - Board Governance Committee
 
Board Member since 2012
David S. Weil is a consultant to Northrop Grumman Corp. from which he retired in 2010. During his 32 years with Northrop Grumman he served in a number of senior legal and international business positions, including General Counsel for Page Communications Engineers, Inc., Assistant General Counsel for Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Vice-President for Northrop Grumman’s international business development. He was previously in the General Counsel’s Office of Washington DC- based Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT), acting as the Legal Advisor for the eleven nation AEROSAT program located at the European Space Agency headquarters in the Netherlands. He currently serves on the Dean’s Committee at Case Western Reserve Law School and is a board member of two home owners’ associations in California. Mr. Weil served for ten years on the Board of Trustees of Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, from which he graduated in 1962. Mr. Weil received a BA in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (1966),a degree in Company Law from University College Law School at the University of London (1969), and a JD from Case Western Reserve Law School (1970).
 

 

Panos N. Vlachos
President - Trustee Ex-Officio - Board Governance Committee -
Member of all Committees Ex Officio
 
Board Member since 2012
Dr. Panos Vlachos was appointed President of Anatolia College in April 2013. In this capacity, he serves as the lead administrator of Anatolia’s three educational divisions: Anatolia Elementary School, Anatolia High School (including the International Baccalaureate Program), and the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT). Prior to his appointment as President of Anatolia he served in a variety of administrative leadership positions at ACT over the past 15 years. In 2009 he was appointed Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Anatolia and Provost of ACT serving also as the institutional-wide chief of Libraries and Information Technology. Dr. Vlachos has worked as a professor for over 20 years teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level. He has supervised a number of large scale Information Technology projects and his academic research has been published in the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, the Journal of Applicable Analysis, the Journal of Dynamic Systems and Applications and other academic journals. He holds a BS in Mathematics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1985), an MSc in Mathematics (1987) and a PhD in Applied Sciences from the University of Rhode Island in the US (1990).