32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference to Convene in Scottsdale, AZ

NEW YORK – The 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference will convene February 2-5 at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona, Demetrios G. Logothetis, Chairman of Leadership 100, announced. “We are pleased to continue our annual conferences with the participation of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros and with a program of outstanding speakers from business, technology, and communications, the hallmarks of our contemporary times. We are pleased to note that attendance will reach record levels.”

The Conference speakers are Dr. Costis Maglaras, Dean, Columbia Business School; Panos Panay, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, Microsoft; Carl Hollister, President, L.M. Kohn & Company; Yvette Manessis Corporon, best-selling author and Emmy Award winning producer; Rev. Protopresbyter Nicolas Kazarian, Ecumenical Officer and Director of the Department on Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and Nicholas Anton, Director of Operations, Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.

The Opening Forum with Fr. Kazarian and Nicholas Anton will be on Thursday, February 2, followed by an address from Carl Hollister. A Luncheon and Forum will follow with an address by Dr. Maglaras. The Welcome Reception will take place on Thursday evening.

On Friday, February 3, following breakfast, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros will deliver his Lecture. The General Assembly will take place after the Lecture, followed by a Luncheon and Forum addressed by Yvette Manessis Corporon. We are grateful to our beloved member, Maria Pardalis, who once again graciously accepted to organize the children’s program for Friday and Saturday. Our co-chairs for the young professionals, Anastasia Pantelidis Bousis and Callie Pantelidis Zoitas, have organized a breakout session and a social event off-site on Friday. The Hellenic Glendi will be held Friday evening.

The Saturday, February 4 events will include a Brunch and Special Forum led by Panos Panay, Golf and Tennis Tournaments and Awards chaired by John Aivazoglou, and a Walk/Run event chaired by Mike Manatos. The Grand Banquet, at which the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence will be presented, will take place on Saturday evening. The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Sunday, February 5 at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix.


Dr. Gavathiotis is a Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Co-Leader of Cancer Therapeutics at Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center.

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