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National Hellenic Society to offer webinar on COVID-19 pandemic economic repercussions felt domestically and globally, Today, May 7th, 4PM EDT

Dear Brother Archons,

The Order of Saint Andrew is forwarding a message from the National Hellenic Society, chaired by Boston Metropolis Regional Commander Archon Drake G. Behrakis, regarding an upcoming webinar which features three of our Archons: Michael N. Bapis, John S. Koudounis and Nicholas Sakellariadis, and hosted by Archon John C. Metaxas.

In the Service of the Ecumenical Patriarchate,

Anthony J. Limberakis, MD

Archon Aktouarios

National Commander



Dear NHS Members & Friends,


Thank you for tuning in to the National Hellenic Society’s launch of NHS Talks which featured a discussion on COVID19 Perspectives. If you missed this incredible panel discussion, we strongly urge that you watch the riveting, informative and insightful discussion at your convenience (CLICK HERE).

The focus and theme of this week’s NHS Talks centers around the economic repercussions felt domestically and globally resulting from the global economic shutdown: how do we recover?

We are joined by five NHS members with vast experience, insight and outstanding credentials. The panel will report on the status quo and share their thoughts on how to rebuild America’s economy and the long term forecast.

Thank you in advance and look very forward to your participation and questions on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. (EST)/1:00 p.m. (PST).


The Economic Road Ahead

Philip Angelides

Phil is no stranger to economic meltdown having served as Chair of the 10-member, bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission established by Congress in 2009 charged with investigating the events that led to the collapse of financial markets in 2008.

Phil served as California’s State Treasurer and as trustee for California’s multi-billion dollar pension funds creating over 100,000 units of affordable housing, schools, parks and infrastructure. He was the Democratic nominee for Governor in 2006 and currently President of Riverview Capital Investments which focuses on sustainable urban development and clean energy projects.

Mike Bapis

Mike is Managing Director of Private Wealth Services VIOS Advisors at Rockefeller Capital Management. His clientele includes private and institution portfolios. Mike specializes in providing his services to professional athletes, entertainers to large institutions.

He began his career at Morgan Stanley and HighTower Advisors. Mike is a Registered Advisor with the NFL’s Players Association providing long-term financial planning for professional athletes. He ensures they have the necessary resources, knowledge and strategies to secure their financial wellness beyond the span of their limited careers into retirement. He regularly appears as a thought leader and expert on CNBC, Bloomberg and other leading business media outlets.

John Koudounis

John Koudounis serves as CEO of Calamos Investments, a global investment firm servicing the needs of institutional and private investors since 1977. John oversees a team of 300+ professionals managing several mutual funds, closed-end, private and exchange traded funds. Calamos’ clientele include Fortune 100 corporations, pension funds, endowments, foundations and individual accounts.

John’s 30+ year financial career includes a successful tenure as President and CEO of Mizuho Securities USA, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest full-service financial institutions. He is a frequent contributor on Fox, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg and other leading business media outlets.

Doretta Mistras

Doretta is Managing Director in the Health Investment Banking Division of Citigroup, based in New York. She is responsible for the firm’s coverage of the Healthcare Technology and Outsourcing Practice. Doretta recently joined Citigroup after a long, successful career at Goldman Sachs.

Prior to joining Citigroup in 2019, she spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs & Co. in their Healthcare group focused on M&A. While at Goldman Sachs, Doretta worked on $200+ billion dollar transactions in the healthcare industry.

Doretta earned a dual degree from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving both a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish. She serves on the Board of the National Hellenic Society and the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation.

Nicholas Sakellariadis

Nicholas has spent 35 years as an investment banker, most recently as a Managing Director of the Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Citigroup, covering the automotive, home building and building products sectors. Nicholas’ clientele have included leading companies such as General Motors, Volkswagen, Fiat, Daimler Chrysler, Cemex, Pulte Homes, Continental Homes, Owens Corning, EDS and National Computer Systems.

Prior to Citi, Nicholas served as Co-head of M&A and Restructuring at Smith Barney leading reorganization efforts for clientele that included Texaco, Western Union, Chrysler, LTV Steel, Federated Department Stores, Revco, Continental, TWA, Pan Am, Eastern and American West Airlines.

In 2014 Nicholas led efforts to purchase the Dayton Dragons, a minor league baseball team and affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. He serves as Co-Chair and Principal Owner. The Dragons hold the all-time sports record for consecutive sold out games and have been ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the top 3 franchises (out of 160 teams) in Minor League Baseball.



WHEN: THURSDAY, MAY 7 AT 4:00 p.m. (EST)/1:00 p.m. (PST)


MEETING ID#: 845-1488-1851

DIALING-IN BY PHONE: (301) 715-8592 or (312) 626-6799 

LOGISTICS: Please note that if you plan to join the webinar from your cellular device you must download the Zoom app prior to joining.

Creating an account is not necessary to join the webinar. If asked to enter the Meeting ID, PLEASE ENTER: 845-1488-1851

Please note that only the hosts and panelists will have be seen by video. Attendees will be able to ask questions using the Q&A and/or Chat functions.

Your Host: John Metaxas

John is an award-winning news reporter and anchor at WCBS News radio and Bloomberg business reports with an audience of millions. He was anchor of CNN’s Your Money, NASDAQ and Moneyline with Lou Dobbs correspondent. John has interviewed legendary business figures including Bill Gates, Andy Grove, Michael Bloomberg and world figures such as Presidents Obama, Clinton, Carter, and Mikhail Gorbachev.

John has practiced law and served as Chief Communications Officer for E*TRADE. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor in journalism.

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