Lou Katsos is a known and recognized leader in the development, design and construction industry, with 35 years of executive corporate experience with major national New York Construction Management and General Contracting firms, well as being President of his own firm Jekmar Associates Inc., a construction/ development consulting firm to New York Developers and Owners. He has built, ground up, over 12 million square feet of various high rise building types, Institutional and landmark buildings in New York and has had corporate oversight of millions more. He is also a Member of the New York Immigration Fund which raises foreign investment funds for various New York City development projects currently being built. Lou is the President / Founder of EMBCA, Inc. (East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance); Executive Board Member of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Chair of its International Relations Committee and Co- Chair of Development and Construction Committee; President of the American Hellenic Institute New York Business Network; and AHEPA District 6 (N.Y.) Director of Hellenism. He was the former EVP of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce. A noted educator and lecturer Lou has taught for over 30 years as an Adjunct Assit. Professor both at New York University and at the Chanin School of Architecture at Cooper Union. He moderates the highly popular NY Development, Design and Construction Panel Series. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A. , both from New York University.