Striking a Chord: Balancing Creativity & Analytics

Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present our January 2017 Young Professional of the Month! The goal of our publications is to provide positive, successful role models who will inspire the next generation of young professionals. Preliminary criteria for YPM candidates is that they are actively engaged in an entrepreneurial initiative or have made a successful career for themselves, thereby serving as strong role models to the next generation of young professionals. Candidates are typically of Hellenic origin and part of a humanitarian (educational, sociological, scientific, etc.) or environmentally-conscious field. Given the gradual expansion of our readership, we currently interview candidates who embrace a specific Hellenic philosophy best described in a word… Philotimo (φιλότιμο). The most important qualifications all our candidates share are the spirit and compassion to persevere, and the heart to share their knowledge and experience with others.

We had the pleasure of meeting this month’s honoree Christos Markakis, Senior Business Systems Analyst at the celebratory activities for the Pancretan Association of Americas’ centennial celebration of Crete’s unification with Greece in 2013. He is currently President of the Pancretan Youth Association and is an avid philanthropic participant in several Hellenic initiatives designed to help promote creativity and cultural pride among today’s youth. He is a fine example of our Hellenic youth who is at once connected to his family and culture while still searching for new opportunities. We are honored to share his story with you today.

ARTICLE LINK: Striking a Chord: Balancing Creativity & Analytics

CREDIT & RECOGNITION: Many thanks to Christos Markakis for sharing his story with us and to all those who contributed to this story, including our graphic designer Menios Georgopoulos as well as Mary Papadakis and the members of the Pancretan Association of America who recommended the interview.  

 

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Rocking the World: History’s New Sound

Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present our October 2016 Young Professional of the Month! October 2016 marked our 4th Annual Founder’s Day celebration! Our team is pleased to present one of our specially featured Young Professionals of the Month to mark the occasion!

The goal of our publications is to provide positive, successful role models who will inspire the next generation of young professionals. Preliminary criteria for YPM candidates is that they are actively engaged in an entrepreneurial initiative or have made a successful career for themselves, thereby serving as strong role models to the next generation of young professionals. Candidates are typically of Hellenic origin and part of a humanitarian (educational, sociological, scientific, etc.) or environmentally-­‐conscious field. Given the gradual expansion of our readership, we currently interview candidates who embrace a specific Hellenic philosophy best described in a word… Philotimo (φιλότιμο). The most important qualifications all our candidates share are the spirit and compassion to persevere, and the heart to share their knowledge and experience with others.

After years of “following” the remarkable community events and musical achievements of Vassilios Chrissochos, we are pleased to be able to present you with an account of his personal and professional journey as a musician, artist, historian, and philanthropist.

ARTICLE LINK: Rocking the World: History’s New Sound

CREDITS & RECOGNITION: Many thanks to Vassilios Chrissochos and his family for sharing this month’s feature story with us and for providing the photographs from Porphyra’s various performances. Special thanks to Constantine Sirigos and Mike Risko Savvas for making the introductions and to  Menios Georgopoulos of MG Design for providing the graphics for this feature article.

Creativity & Logic

Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present our August 2015 Young Professional of the Month! The goal of our publications is to provide positive, successful role models who will inspire the next generation of young professionals. Preliminary criteria for YPM candidates is that they are actively engaged in an entrepreneurial initiative or have made a successful career for themselves, thereby serving as strong role models to the next generation of young professionals. Candidates are typically of Hellenic origin and part of a humanitarian (educational, sociological, scientific, etc.) or environmentally-conscious field. Given the gradual expansion of our readership, we currently interview candidates who embrace a specific Hellenic philosophy best described in a word… Philotimo (φιλότιμο). The most important qualifications all our candidates share are the spirit and compassion to persevere, and the heart to share their knowledge and experience with others.

We had the pleasure of meeting this month’s honoree, Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, through the School of Engineering and Applied Science earlier this year, where his novel work was being featured. He is a fine example of a dedicated young scientist and mentor. We are honored to share his story with you today.

ARTICLE: Creativity & Logic

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:  Special thanks to Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou for sharing his story with us and to Menios Georgopoulos for the creative artwork.