Philadelphia, PA – The Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that Dimitrios Halakos of Wilmington Delaware would be the Grand Marshall of the Greek Independence Day parade.

Mr. Demitrios Halakos has resided in Delaware since emigrating to the United States from Greece in 1985, after having received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from T.E.I. in Patras. He is a founder and principal of Halakos Management and various subsidiaries consisting of real estate holdings in several states and restaurant/entertainment enterprises. Halakos is a former member of the Parish Council of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Wilmington, and he currently serves on its investment committee.

Halakos is a proud member and benefactor to AHEPA Chapter 95, Wilmington. He has also chaired the Wilmington community’s festival, a highly regarded regional event and one of the largest of its kind on the East Coast. Halakos is an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, a member of Leadership 100, and the National Hellenic Society. Also, he currently serves on the Metropolitan Council of the Metropolis of New Jersey. As an accomplished businessman and resident of Delaware, Halakos has served on Governor Jack Markell’s finance committee in addition to roles with the Delaware Restaurant Association and the Chamber of Commerce.

As an active and respected member of the local community, Halakos has been involved in the election campaigns of incoming Governor John Carney and incoming U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, offering guidance on issues of importance to the Greek American community. He has also supported Delaware Senators, Tom Carper, and Chris Coons. Halakos, and his wife, Georgia, reside in Greenville Delaware, with their two children, Billy and Dia.