Greeks Gone West

Greeks Gone West

Greeks Gone West is a series of video vignettes the US Embassy in Athens made about the world of work in the US.

Episode 1: George Kotsiopoulos

Today’s video features George Kotsiopoulos, E! fashion guru and stylist, who has created red carpet looks for, among others, Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore and Zoe Saldana.

Episode 2: Susanna Negovan

Today’s video features Susanna Negovan, editor and publisher of Splash, a weekly style magazine distributed inside the Sunday Chicago Sun-Times.

Episode 3: Dimitri C. Daskalakis

This video features Demetre Costas Daskalakis, director of HIV services at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai hospital and a leader in efforts to vaccinate gay men for meningitis.

Episode 4: Evie Zambetakis

Today’s video features Evie Zambetakis, managing director at Energy Security Research, LLC, and formerly a senior research assistant and project and research coordinator of the Energy Security Initiative at the Brookings Institution.

Episode 5: John Sitaras

Today’s video features John Sitaras, fitness professional, creator of the Sitaras Method and founder of Sitaras Fitness in New York City.

Episode 6: Matthew Bogdanos

Today’s video features Matthew Bogdanos, assistant district attorney in Manhattan (since 1988), author and colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves.

Episode 7: Patricia Field

Today’s video features Patricia Field, costume designer, stylist and fashion designer, best known for her work on the smash-hit TV series “Sex and the City.”

Episode 8: Petros Benekos

This video features Petros Benekos, former fashion manufacturer and now owner of the successful Petros Restaurant in Southern California.

Episode 9: Andrew Prokos

Today’s video features Andrew Prokos, award-winning architectural and fine-art photographer.

Episode 10: Chrysovalantis Stamelos

Today’s video features Chrysovalantis Stamelos, a filmmaker and former producer for MTV Networks who founded, with his partner Paras Chaudhari, the independent New York-based film production company Crescent Street.

Episode 11: Christina Loukas

Today’s video features springboard diver Christina Loukas, who placed fourth at the 2008 FINA Swimming World Cup, ninth at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and eighth at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Episode 12: George Veras

Today’s video features George Veras, CEO of Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises and executive producer of Veras Communications Inc, a company he founded after 19 years at ABC Sports and CBS Sports.

Episode 13: Alexandra Patsiavas

This video features Alexandra Patsavas, a music supervisor who has worked on over 60 films and television series, most notably “The Twilight Saga” (film series), “The O.C.,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Gossip Girl

Episode 14: Panagiotis Vagenas

This video features Panagiotis Vagenas, Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (AIDS) at the Yale School of Medicine.

Episode 15: John Pyrovolakis

Thiss video features John Pyrovolakis, the founder and CEO of Innovation Accelerator, the private side of a public private partnership with the National Science Foundation.

Episode 16: Nick Politakis

This video features Nick Politakis, executive director at Whiteford Taylor & Preston, a Baltimore-based business law firm.

Episode 17: John Aravosis

This video features John Aravosis, political consultant for the Democrats, writer, gay activist and blogger.

Episode 18: Ted Maglaris

This video features Ted Maglaris, restaurateur and owner of eco-aware Prasino in Chicago.

Episode 19: Greg Yatanes

Greg Yatanes, Emmy award-winning director of hit shows such as “House, M.D.,” “Damages,” “Lost,” “Prison Break,” “Heroes” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Episode 20: Greg Pappas

Greg Pappas, president of The Pappas Group media and public relations firm based in Chicago, publisher of Greek America Magazine and founder of the Greek America Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Greek culture, history and ideals in America.

Episode 21: Kristina Tremonti

Kristina Tremonti is the founder and president of I Paid A Bribe Greece (, a non-profit digital democratic platform created to tackle corruption in Greece.

Episode 22: Pantelis Rompolas

Pantelis Rompolas is a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University’s School of Medicine, Department of Genetics.

Episode 23: George Lois

George Lois is an art director, designer and author who is perhaps best known for over 92 covers he designed for Esquire magazine form 1962 to 1952. In 2008, The Museum of Modern Art exhibited 32 of Lois’s Esquire covers.