NEW YORK – Leadership 100 installed Demetrios (Jim) G. Logothetis of Chicago, formerly a Senior Partner at Ernst & Young as Chairman at the Grand Banquet of its 31st Annual Conference on February 12 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, in Naples, Florida.
Argyris Vassiliou, outgoing Chairman, praised his successor and acknowledged his support during his tenure. Logothetis served as Leadership 100 Vice Chairman for the past four years.
Logothetis retired from the multinational professional services firm, Ernst & Young, on June 30, 2019. During his distinguished 40-year EY career, he held several leadership roles, from offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, Germany, New York, London, and Atlanta and was Lead Partner for some of the firm’s most prestigious clients, including several Fortune 250 companies (i.e., The Coca-Cola Company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Whirlpool Corporation). He has served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the National Hellenic Museum, Hellenic American Academy, and DePaul University. He was appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees of The American College of Greece in 2019.
Logothetis is an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and serves as Vice Chairman of the National Coordinating Committee for the 200th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution, the celebration of which began in 2021.
He holds an MBA in Accounting, Finance and International Business from The University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business and a BS in Accountancy from DePaul University. Logothetis immigrated from Greece to the United States at age 13. He is married to Marianthe Analitis and has three children and nine grandchildren. They are members of the following parishes: Ascension of Our Lord Church, Lincolnshire, IL, St. Katherine Church, Naples, FL, and St. Demetrios Church, Libertyville, IL.
He was elected Chairman by the Board of Trustees, meeting on February 9. Also elected was James Pantelidis as Vice Chairman and reelected were Kassandra Romas and Maria Allwin as Treasurer and Secretary, respectively. Michael Bapis, who served as a Board Member for many years, was elected to serve as a member of the Executive Committee.
Some 480 members and guests attended the 31st Annual Leadership 100 Conference, which initiated the celebration of the Centennial of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America shared his vision for the Archdiocese and the Church in America and worldwide.
The Grand Banquet also included the presentation of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence to Dr. Alexander Kitroeff and Dr. George Yancopoulos and, in absentia, to Christos Kyratsous, PhD, Vice President of Research, Infectious Diseases and Viral Vector Technologies at Regeneron. The Leadership 100 Achievement Award was previously presented to Dr. Liberatore, Dr. Kessaris, Mark Biondi, Theo Nicolakis, and Fr. Gary Kyriacou. Vassiliou was presented with a special Chairman’s Award by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America and Logothetis. Ann Vassiliou was presented with the Shining Star Award by the Archbishop and Leadership 100 Executive Director Paulette Poulos.