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GOAA - LEADERSHIP 100 12th ANNUAL CONFERENCE HONORS SARBANES,
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February 25, 2003
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LEADERSHIP 100 12th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
HONORS SARBANES, TENET AND YANNI
RE-ELECTS ANTON CHAIRMAN
New York, NY -- The Leadership 100 Award for Excellence was presented to
United States Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, CIA Director George J. Tenet and
the famed contemporary instrumentalist Yanni at the 12th Annual Conference
of the membership of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund,
held February 19-23, at The Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida.
The CIA Director, George Tenet, was the first to receive the honor after
delivering a stirring talk at the Forum on Hellenism on Thursday, February
20. The son of Greek immigrants, Tenet called the gathering his "extended
family" and said he awoke each morning honoring his father and his mother.
The CIA Director described the current world situation as a "world in
turbulence" where conditions of poverty, disease and human misery created a
sanctuary and breeding ground for terrorism. He said that while the last 16
months saw success in combating terrorism, there is concern over other
looming threats such as the spread of AIDS in Africa to Russia, China and
Eastern Europe, creating unstable societies. He cited the cooperation of
many Arab countries in eliminating the worldwide terrorist network. Tenet
said his models for public service are the late Senator Paul Tsongas, Sen.
Paul S. Sarbanes and former Representative John Brademas. He urged young
Greek Americans to consider careers in public service.
Senator Sarbanes led the Business Forum on Friday, February 21, speaking on
his pioneering legislation, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which addresses
corporate reform and accounting standards and was passed into law last
July. He described the intricate process of gaining adoption, which was
finally achieved when major corporate scandals continued to shock the
nation. The Senator, a Democrat from Maryland, cited the necessity of
maintaining confidence in America's capital markets as the major motivation
for his actions in combating corruption in corporate management and in
auditing firms, as well as in securities trading. He said that the scandals
had seriously shaken confidence in a system admired around the world.
In response to his remarks, Peter Barris, a Leadership 100 member who heads
a venture capital firm, led a panel consisting of Leadership 100 members
Charles H. Cotros, recently retired CEO of Sysco Corporation, George
Stamas, an international lawyer and Phil Angelides, the California State
Treasurer. The panel challenged some aspects of the legislation, and
Senator Sarbanes acknowledged that some changes would be necessary,
especially regarding additions to his original bill. But all agreed that
Sarbanes, the son of Greek immigrants and Maryland's longest serving U.S.
Senator, had achieved great success in his legislative leadership.
Yanni, best known for his groundbreaking concerts at the Acropolis, the Taj
Mahal and the Forbidden City, whose albums have global sales of more than
20 million and has received 35 gold and platinum awards, was honored along
with Sen. Sarbanes at the Grand Banquet on Saturday, February 22. He said
his medium wasn't words, but music, and that he was stirred by the words
acknowledging his achievements. After a temporary absence from performing,
the unique musician will launch a 58-city U.S. concert tour in March.
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, who joined Leadership 100 Chairman
Arthur C. Anton in presenting the awards, said the three honorees were all
agents of transformation in their respective fields, and he spoke of the
Gospel message as one of transformation calling for the renewal of our
lives and minds. The Archbishop led two Bible Studies, which have become
the cornerstone of Leadership 100 conferences.
In other actions, the Leadership 100 Board of Trustees reelected Arthur C.
Anton to a two-year term as Chairman. The Board also reelected John A.
Payiavlas, Vice Chairman, Bert W. Moyar, Treasurer and Constantine G.
Caras, Secretary, to two-year terms as well. In addition, it reelected
Caras, George Behrakis and George Marcus to three-year terms on the
Executive Committee and 13 members of the Board of Trustees Class of 2003
to three-year terms on the Board.
Archbishop Demetrios, in his addresses at all the meetings and events
throughout the Conference, praised Leadership 100, which has made more than
$13 million in grants since its founding in 1984, for its $10 million
commitment to scholarships for candidates for the priesthood at Hellenic
College/Holy Cross School of Theology, for its new program eliminating
student loan debt for active clergy, for underwriting Internet Ministries
and Information Technology at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and for
assisting youth and family ministries.
Despite major disruptions in travel due to the severe weather in many parts
of the country, some 350 members and guests attended the Conference,
including Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, Metropolitan Anthony of San
Francisco, Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, Metropolitan Nicholas of
Detroit, and Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos.
Over the last 3 years, Leadership 100 has grown dramatically, now fast
approaching 700 members, and has raised close to $40 million in new
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