George J. Tsunis, Esq.George J. Tsunis is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chartwell Hotels, LLC.George is part of the ownership group of the Holiday Inn Concord and is the sole owner of the Holiday Inn, Williamsport, Pa.George
has been extensively involved in capital renovations of both properties as well as introducing operating efficiencies to the running of both of these award winning properties.
As a partner at Rivken Radler LLP
, and a resident in the firm's Uniondale office.Mr. Tsunis
represents some of the largest national real estate development companies in the practice of zoning, land use and municipal law, as well as real estate and corporate transactions.Mr. Tsunis'
extensive legal and financial background has proven invaluable in assisting clients in the acquisition, zoning, development, financing, as well as management of hotel projects.Previously, he was Special Counsel to the Town of Huntington, where he was Counsel to the Town of Huntington's Environmental Open Space Advisory Committee.Mr. Tsunis also served as Senator Alfonse D'Amato's appointee on the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, as well as a senior staff member of Governor George Pataki's 1994 election campaign.
...Mr. Tsunis has also served as Legislative Attorney for the New York City Council.In 1999, Mr. Tsunis served as Finance Coordinator for Suffolk County Executive Robert Gaffney's reelection campaign, and is a television political commentator, frequently appearing on Fox-5's Good Day New York.
...Mr. Tsunis serves on the Archdiocese Council of the Greek Orthodox Church of America which serves as the Board of trustees to the Chruch of over 2 million faithful in the US. Mr. Tsunis
is an Archon, the order of Saint Andrew, the highest honor the Ecumenical Patriarate in Constantinople can bestow on a Greek Orthodox layman.George is also a member of the Dowling College Board of Trustees and has also been an active member of Dowling College's President's Council.Mr. Tsunis is currently the Chairman of the building and expansion committee at St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church in Greenlawn, New York.Mr. Tsunis has also served on the Board of Visitors of Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, as well as the Boards of Directors of the Suffolk County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Board of Directors of VIBES (Victim Information Bureau of Suffolk), the Huntington Town-Wide Chamber of Commerce/Committee on Good Government, the Education and Assistance Corporation and the Private Industry Council of Suffolk County. Mr. Tsunis
was the recipient of Dowling College's
highest honor, the Presidential Medal in March 1999; the recipient of the American Eagle Award of the Suffolk County Conservative Committee
in May 1999; and the recipient of the Harry Chapin Humanitarian of the Year Award for Long Island Cares in November of 2003.Mr. Tsunis
was also named to the Long Island Business News 40
Under 40, as one of the 40 most influential persons on Long Island under the age of 40. Mr. Tsunis
is married to Dr. Olga Tsunis.
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