Contact: Andreas Runggatscher
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New York
Rossini’s Restaurant
108 East 38th Street
@ Lexington
New York, NY 10016
United States of America
CELEBRATION: Greek Independence Day
Honoring Greece
RCNY's annual Celebration of Greece's Independence will be held on Mar 26, 2020. Guest Speaker will be Louis Katsos, President / Founder of the East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance



About Louis Katsos - President / Founder of the East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance
Louis Katsos has over 40 years of major ground up project experience in the New York real estate development, design, and construction management market and a known and recognized leader in that industry. This includes over 35 years of executive corporate experience background with major national New York construction management firms, like Tishman (now part of AECOM) where he was the E.V.P./COO, as well as being currently President of his own firm Jekmar Associates Inc., a construction/ development consulting firm to significant New York Developers and Owners. Jekmar Associates Inc. is currently involved in various residential, mixed use and hotel projects of over 3 million square feet. As Project Manager / Executive he has built over 15 million square feet of various high rise building types, and had corporate oversight of millions more. He is a Member of the NYIFund which help raise and lends foreign investment funds to real estate developers for various projects currently being built in the New York area.

Lou is the President / Founder of EMBCA, Inc. (East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance); Executive Board Member of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce ; President of the AHI (American Hellenic Institute) New York Chapter; In AHEPA (Hellenic American Educational Progressive Association) he is the Empire State District 6  Governor, the largest Order of AHEPA district , Chairman of the National AHEPA Hellenic Cultural Commission; and Co- Chairman of the Greek Independence Parade down 5th Ave. for 2020. He was the former EVP of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, and also hosted a COSMOS FM Hellenic Public Radio program.

A noted educator and lecturer Lou has taught for almost 30 years as an Adjunct Assit. Professor both at New York University and at the Chanin School of Architecture at Cooper Union. He is a member of the CCNY President's Executive Advisory Board. He moderates the highly popular NY Development, Design and Construction Panel Series. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A. , both from New York University. 

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