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Outstanding Speakers and Entertainment at the 24th Leadership 100 Conference
The 24th Annual Leadership 100 Conference will take place February 12-15, 2015 at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida and it will feature outstanding speakers and members, Michael Psaros, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP, and Dr. Eleni Andreopoulou, an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medical Oncology at the Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center in New York, who will join the faculty at the Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital in January of 2015.
The Opening Forum will present Constantine M. Triantafilou, Executive Director and CEO of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), a recipient of Leadership 100 grants, who will describe the ongoing work of the organization’s charitable outreach in America and around the world. At the Grand Banquet on Saturday evening, special tribute will be paid to the internationally renowned Greek academician, artist and designer, Ilias Lalaounis, who passed away in December of 2013, with the posthumous presentation of the Archbishop lakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence, to be received by his wife, Lila.
In addition to the Welcome Reception and Glendi, the program will include a special event this year, a “Symphony at Sunset” with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the renowned Maestro Peter Tiboris, also a member of Leadership 100, and featuring his wife, Eilana Lappalainen, the celebrated international operatic soprano.
Dr. Eleni Andreopoulou was previously a member of the faculty in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where she held the title of Attending Physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine. In addition to her active clinical practice, her academic interests include innovations in drug development of personalized molecular therapies to effectively treat breast cancer as well as multidisciplinary research strategies in collaboration with laboratories to interrogate cancer biology and elucidate mechanisms of drug sensitivity and resistance. She also leads several investigator initiated clinical trials sponsored by both the Cancer Therapy Evaluation program at the National Cancer Institute, as well as the pharmaceutical industry. She has published several peer review articles, reviews, editorials and book chapters, and has given multiple lectures at International and National Breast Cancer conferences.
Michael Psaros, a member of Leadership 100, is Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP, and a member of its Investment Committee. Named 2014 Executive of the Year by The Hellenic American Bankers Association (HABA) on May 1, 2014, he was invested as an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on October 19, 2014. He is also the manager of KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity limited partnerships with over $6 billion of assets under management focused on making controlling equity investments in companies across a diverse range of manufacturing industries. KPS portfolio companies have aggregate annual revenues of over $8.6 billion, operate 104 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries, and employ approximately 40,000 associates, directly and through joint ventures worldwide.
Psaros received a BSBA from Georgetown University in 1989 and attended Sofia University in Tokyo, Japan. He and his wife, Robin, created The Robin and Michael Psaros Endowed Chair in Business Administration at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he presently serves as Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of Advisors. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Georgetown University Center for Financial Markets and Policy. He is a frequent speaker on turnarounds and manufacturing, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Buyouts, Private Equity International, M&A Magazine, CNBC and numerous other business and financial publications.
The deadline for registration is January 6, 2015. “The Annual Conference will offer an outstanding program and welcome many new members and acknowledge the members who have fulfilled their commitments,” according to George S. Tsandikos, Leadership 100 Chairman.