Conference Chairman

Mike Manatos

Chairman of the Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom
Washington, D.C.

Manatos has orchestrated efforts that set numerous records in the policymaking process of the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and the Executive Branch as he moved clients’ issues forward. Over 27 years of demonstrated integrity and credibility, he has built relationships of trust with policymakers from both political parties. His unique knowledge of the nuances of Washington’s complex policy and political processes stems from his family who’ve been involved in high-level policy development for over 80 years.

In 2006, Manatos was appointed by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the position of Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the oldest and highest honor in Christendom, given to a select few around the world. He was also appointed to serve on the Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America; the Excutive Board of Trustees of Leadership 100, an organization of many of the most prominent and successful Greek-Americans across the country affiliated with the Greek Orthodox Church; and the Board of Directors of the National Hellenic Society, an organization of distinguished and accomplished Hellenes dedicated to preserving Hellenic heritage, values and ideals.

Manatos graduated from Princeton University in 1990 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs, with a major in Political Science and minor in Hellenic Studies. Born in Washington, D.C., Manatos has lived in the D.C. area all of his life. He is married to Laura Evans Manatos and they have three children – Sienna, Andrea and Lucas.