Washington, D.C.- One of America’s most prominent citizens who has played an important role in bilateral relations with Greece, Alex Spanos, will be honored at the Fifth Annual Business Conference on U.S.-Greece Relations in Washington, D.C. March 29-30.
The conference is hosted by The Hellenic-American Heritage Council (HAHC) and co-hosted by The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.
Spanos is a friend and major supporter of President George W. Bush, founder and Chairman of our America’s largest family-owned construction and property management company, and owner (for over 20 years) of the San Diego Chargers professional football team.
Spanos’ sons Dean and Michael are the Charger’s President-CEO and Executive Vice President, respectively. Spanos is also nationally known as having been the closest friend of one of this era’s most highly respected entertainers, Bob Hope.
Others who will be honored on March 30 along with Spanos include: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member and Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member, Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD), and U.S. Ambassador to Greece Charles Ries.
Greek government will be represented by the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Marietta Yannakou, Greek Deputy Minister of Finance, Christos Folias, and Greek Foreign Ministry Spokesman George Koumoutsakos will be coming from Greece to participate in the Conference.