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Five Prominent Greek Americans To Be Honored At AHI Gala Dinner In Washington, DC
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March 4, 2003 No. 9 (202) 785-8430

Five Prominent Greek Americans To Be Honored At AHI Gala Dinner In Washington, DC

Jack Valenti to Present Award to James Gianopulos, Fox Film Chief

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) is set to honor a distinguished roster of Greek Americans at the 28th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards gala dinner to be held on March 15 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. This year's honorees include:

  • Demetrios A. Boutris, California Corporations Commissioner and Special Counsel to the Governor of California
  • Ambassador Clay Constantinou (Ret.), Dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
  • James N. Gianopulos, Chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment and former president of Twentieth Century Fox International
  • Charles Moskos, Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), leading military sociologist in the U.S. and author of Greek Americans: Struggle and Success, and New Directions in Greek American Studies
  • Christine M. Warnke, Ph.D., humanitarian and community activist

Special guest presenting the Hellenic Heritage Achievement Award to James Gianopulos will be Jack Valenti, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Motion Picture Association.

John C. Metaxas, former CNN financial news reporter and Chief Corporate Communications and Government Affairs Officer at E*TRADE, will be the master of ceremonies for the gala event.

This year's award recipients hail from a diverse range of professions, but are linked by their important career achievements and by their contributions to the Greek American community and the community at-large. The Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner recognizes the significant accomplishments of these prominent Greek Americans.

For tickets, advertising or sponsorship information, please contact AHI headquarters at (202) 785-8430 or [email protected]. Event information is also available through AHI's website here. For general information regarding the mission and activities of AHI, please visit http://www.ahiworld.org.