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Endy Zemenides is the Executive Director of the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC), a national Greek-American advocacy organization. He oversees staff and fellows in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., and leads the organizations advocacy efforts at the federal, state and local levels, as well as HALC’s public education programs. Zemenides is in the Leadership Circles of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA), where he also was one of the CCGA’s Emerging Leaders Fellows.
Prior to joining HALC, Zemenides served as Senior Advisor to former Illinois State Treasurer and Democratic nominee for the United States Senate, Alexi Giannoulias. He practiced law in Chicago for over a decade, specializing in municipal law and government relations. He also serves as a Director of Spring Bank in New York.
Zemenides has served on the editorial board and board of advisors of the National Strategy Forum, as a participant in the Aspen Institute’s Socrates Program, and has lectured in international relations and American foreign policy in DePaul University’s political science department. He appears on Greek, Cypriot and Greek-American television and radio programs to comment on Hellenic issues and the Greek-American community, and contributes regularly to the Huffington Post and on WBEZ’s Worldview.
He received a BA from DePaul University, an MA from the University of Essex (UK), and his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as a fellow for the Harrison Institute for Public Law and an Editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law.