The Board of Trustees

The American College of Greece Governance: Board of Trustees

The American College of Greece is governed by a voluntary board of trustees – currently twenty-four members. The board holds overall stewardship responsibility for the College, delegating primary operating authority to the president of the College (an ex officio, non-voting member of the board), whom the board selects and regularly evaluates. No voting members of the board receive financial compensation for their service; indeed, all members are expected to support the College through their personal philanthropy. (Numbers in parentheses below indicate year of joining the board.)


Alex Aldous, BA, MA, JD, LLM; New York, New York (2021)
Chair, Governance Committee & Secretary to the Board
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Government Relations Officer, The Chef’s Warehouse; adjunct professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University; previously worked as an attorney with Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC, in London; member of both the Government Relations Leadership Committee and General Counsel Committee of the International Foodservice Distributors Association; member of the Dean’s Counsel of American University’s School of International Service.

William Antholis BA, PhD; Charlottesville, Virginia (2015)
Executive director, Miller Center, University of Virginia; previously managing director, Brookings Institution and key positions in the White House and US State Department.

Spiros Bouas BS; San Francisco, California (2015)
Chair, Finance Committee
Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor in high technology companies; co-founded LitePoint Corporation, the world leader in wireless device testing.

George Casey, JD; New York, New York (2022)
Chair, Audit Committee
Global managing partner of the firm Shearman & Stearling; has also previously served as Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group leader and global head of Corporate;adjunct professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School and a regular lecturer on U.S. M&A at l’ École de Droit de la Sorbonne – Université Paris I; has been inducted by Legal 500 into the Corporate/M&A “Hall of Fame,” one of 21 M&A lawyers across the United States who were awarded this recognition; regularly advises Boards of Directors and management on corporate governance, ESG and shareholder relations issues.

John Chachas BA, MBA; New York, New York (2015)
Vice Chair, Executive Committee & Chair, Advancement & Public Affairs Committee
Managing partner, Methuselah Advisors, an investment banking and asset management firm he founded in 2010; previously, managing director and Co-head media practice in the Americas, Lazard.

Alma DeMetropolis BS, CFA; New York, New York (2020)
President, New Jersey Market Leadership Team and market manager, J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s New Jersey Market; serves on the Boards of the Liberty Science Center, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, SciTech Scity and Nature Conservancy NJ Advisory Council.

Susan Fuhrman, BA, MA, PhD; Westfield, New Jersey (2018)
Most recently served as the President of Teachers College, Columbia University; founding director and chair, Management Committee of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), and immediate Past-President of the National Academy of Education; influential in creating a new university-assisted public school as part of Penn’s West Philadelphia improvement initiative.

Matt Glendinning BA, MEd, MA, PhD; Providence, Rhode Island (2015)
Chair, Pierce Committee
Head of School, Hopkins School, a 362-year-old college preparatory school in New Haven, CT previously head of school, Moses Brown School (RI)

Dena Haritos Tsamitis BS, MS, EdD; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2016)
Carnegie Mellon University – Barbara Lazarus Professor in Information Networking; director, Information Networking Institute; founding director, Cylab. Board of Advisors, Executive Women’s Forum, Prime Tech Partners, Red Marlin, RSA Conference.

Martha Kanter, BA, MEd, EdD; New York, New York (2015)
Chair, Higher Education Committee
Distinguished visiting professor of higher education and senior fellow, New York University and executive director, College Promise Campaign; previously U.S. Under Secretary of Education, responsible for all federal postsecondary programs for the U.S. Department of Education.

Hariklia (Carrie) Karis, BA, JD; Chicago, Illinois (2019)
Litigation partner, Kirkland & Ellis, adjunct professor, Northwestern University School of Law; served in several regulatory agency and government investigations; recently recognized as a Lead Female Trial Lawyer for her work in large exposure civil litigation.

Nikos Koumettis, BS, MS; Dublin, Ireland (2010, 2021)
Vice Chair, Executive Committee, President, Europe Operating Unit, The Coca-Cola Company (oversees 40 countries); he has been with Coca-Cola since 2001; began his career in Marketing, Sales and Marketing working for Kraft Jacobs Suchard, Elgeka and Papastratos / Phillip Morris; member of the Board of Directors of Canada Goose; co-founder of the Social Initiative “Regeneration” which aims to strengthen the skills of young people in Greece and place talented graduates in the labor market.

Angelo Manioudakis BSc, MBA; Boston, Massachusetts (2014)
Vice Chair, Executive Committee & Chair, Investment Committee
Chief Investment Officer, Northern Trust, CEO and Managing Partner, Two Lantern Investment Partners.

Helena Mitchell, BS, MS, PhD; Atlanta, Georgia (2018)
Regents researcher for the state of Georgia; executive director, Center for Advanced Communications Policy and principal research scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology; principal investigator, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies.

Lisa O’Donnell BA, JD; Princeton, New Jersey (2015)
Former Managing director, BlackRock Inc; chief operating officer, BlackRock Global Allocation Platform.

Milton Sipp BA, MEd;Bronx, New York (2014)
Assistant head of School and head of Middle School, Riverdale Country School (NY); previously national director, Board of the National Association of Independent Schools.

Daniel B. Smith  BA, MA, PhD; Boulder, Colorado (2021)
Chair of the Board
Most recently served as Director of the Foreign Service Institute and as the Chief Learning Officer for the Department of State and the federal foreign affairs community;  holds the Senior Foreign Service Department’s highest diplomatic rank of Career Ambassador; previously, Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research and Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic; also taught Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy; recipient of the Arnold L. Raphel Memorial Award, the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award, a Presidential Distinguished Service Award, and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.

Lena Triantogiannis BSc, MBA; New York, New York (2011, 2022)
Co-leads Egon Zehnder’s partnership with Mobius Executive Leadership as well as its global Accelerated Integration practice and advises clients on board assembly and effectiveness, CEO succession and transitions, and assessment and development of leaders and organizations; acknowledged as one of the top global experts in assisting newly appointed senior leaders to accelerate their integration and works with CEOs behind their transition; prior to joining Egon Zehnder was regional marketing manager for the Coca-Cola Company.

Deborah Wince-Smith BA, MA; Washington, DC (2017)
Vice chair, Executive Committee; President & CEO, Council on Competitiveness; President, Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils; previously, White House official, Assistant Secretary Commerce, IRS Oversight Board, Nasdaq-Omx Board; Honorary Doctorates: Michigan State, U Toledo, Queen’s Belfast, Worcester Polytechnic, U South Carolina.

David G. Horner, ex officio BA, MA, MBA, PhD; Boston, Massachusetts and Athens, Greece (2008)
President, The American College of Greece; previously president, North Park University (IL) and Barrington College (RI).

Chairs Emeriti

Roberta B. Deree | LLD; Honorary Trustee; Phoenix, Arizona

Tom C. Korologos | BA, MA, LLD; Honorary Trustee; US Ambassador to Belgium

*Ferdinand K. Thun | BA, LLD; Honorary Trustee; Wyomissing, Pennsylvania