Panel Co-Chair

Andrew E. Manatos

CEO of Manatos and Manatos
Washington, D.C.

Andy Manatos is CEO of Manatos & Manatos, described by The Washington Post as “one of Washington's most powerful lobbying firms.” The firm contributes over one million dollars worth of pro bono work each year for clients and issues they support.

As the youngest staff director of a U.S. Senate committee, Manatos led the effort that invoked cloture on a filibuster for only the 13th time in U.S. history and moved the Congress to override the White House, for the only time in modern history, on a major foreign policy issue. After serving as the youngest assistant secretary in the Carter Administration, he and his father, a top White House aide to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, opened Manatos & Manatos.

Today, he works alongside his son Mike and they have accomplished, among other things: securing the largest number of cosponsors for legislation establishing the Congressional Gold Medal for Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew; for 31 years, an annual meeting at the White House with each President of the United States; op eds in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and other publications; and for 16 years, co-hosts, with President Bill Clinton, a dinner for a charity they both helped create and support.

A tireless advocate for Hellenic and Orthodox causes, he played a significant role in the creation of a grass roots lobby that has been described by presidents as one of the most powerful in America. Manatos received the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America’s highest award, the Medal of St. Paul; serves as Archon Regional Commander for Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area, sits on the Archdiocesan Council and belongs to Leadership 100 and the National Hellenic Society.