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Phillip Christopher

Phillip Christopher

OCCUPATION:
President/CEO
UTStarcom Personal Communications, Hauppauge, NY

POLITICAL & COMMUNITY

ACTIVITIES:
Co-Chair, 2000-2006
Greek Independence Day Parade, Federation of Hellenic Societies
Of Greater New York, New York, NY

President, 1990-present
International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus, Queens, NY

President & Founder
Pancyprian Association of America, Inc., Astoria, NY
Cultural – Athletic – Youth – Dance – Women’s Issues Network

United States Representative
Cyprus Special Olympics Team

President (1992-1996)
Hellenic American Sports League, Astoria, NY

Member. 1992-1996
White House Economic Council, Clinton Administration

Supreme President (1980-1984)
Cyprus Federation of America

BOARD MEMBERSHIPS:
Audiovox Corporation, Hauppauge, NY
New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Kyrenia Cardiovascular Center,
Flushing, NY
United Hellenic American Congress, Chicago, IL
US-Cyprus Chamber of Commerce, New York, NY
Cyprus Childrens Fund, New York, NY
National Coordinated Effort, Washington, DC
Cyprus Hellenic Affairs Committee, Order of AHEPA, Washington, DC
Pancyprian Association of America, Inc., Astoria, NY

AWARDS & HONORS:
Hellenic Medical Society of New York, 2005
2003 Man of the Year, HANAC
2001 Man of the Year, American Jewish Congress Metropolitan Region
Pancyprians of Metropolitan DC, 2001
Honoree, PSEKA Canada Annual Gala Dinner, 2000
The Odyssey Award, Recipient, St. Demetrios Community of Astoria, 1998
NYHQ Kyrenia Cardiovascular Center, 1997
Melvin Jones Fellow, Lions Club International Foundation, 1996
Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 1995
Archon of Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, 1995
1994 Man of the Year, Pancyprian Association of Florida
Hermes Soccer Club, 1989
1989 Man of the Year, Cyprus Brotherhood of Chicago
Freedom Award Recipient, Pancyprian Association of America, May 1988
Key To The City, New York, NY
Key To The City, San Francisco, CA
Key To The City, Clearwater, FL

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Arts, June 1970
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New York, NY
All-American, Captain—NYU Soccer Team

PERSONAL:
Date of Birth: October 22, 1948, Kyrenia, Cyprus
Emigrated to the U.S.: October 19, 1959
Spouse: Christina Kouvaris Christopher, Schoolteacher
Children: Nick Philip Christopher, Attorney at Law