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Priebus, Gigicos and Bilirakis Receive Medal of St. Paul

By on March 17, 2017

On the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, The Hellenic Initiative hosted 300 members of the Greek Diaspora for the presentation of the Medal of St. Paul, the highest honor the Greek Orthodox Arcdiocese of America bestows on a layperson, by Archbishop Demetrios of America to incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Advance George Gigicos, and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R. FL). Following the reception at the St. Regis Hotel, a dinner was held at the Metropolitan Club for 150 members of the community, again hosted by The Hellenic Initiative. THI Board Chairman Andrew N. Liveris, THI President George P. Stamas, and members of the THI Board of Directors were present a both events to honor these three outstanding Greek-Americans.

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus receives his Medal of St. Paul Award from Archbishop Demetrios

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus receives his Medal of St. Paul Award from Archbishop Demetrios

Andy Manatos speaker. Reince Preibus left and Archbishop Demetrios right

Andy Manatos speaker. Reince Preibus left and Archbishop Demetrios right

The parents of White House Director of Advance George Gigicos, one of the three honorees, accepting his award. Father Dean Gigicos and Presbytera Elaine Gigicos

The parents of White House Director of Advance George Gigicos, one of the three honorees, accepting his award. Father Dean Gigicos and Presbytera Elaine Gigicos

Greek Minister of Defense Panos Kammenos presents Reince Preibus with a gift

Greek Minister of Defense Panos Kammenos presents Reince Preibus with a gift

John Catsimatidis and Congressman Gus Bilirakis

John Catsimatidis and Congressman Gus Bilirakis

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