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Atlantic Bank President Voutsinas Passes

Atlantic Bank's President Spiro J. Voutsinas passed away on Friday at Mt. Sinai Hospital, at the age of 80-years-old.

Voutsinas succumbed to cancer, after fighting a long battle. A native of Cephalonia, the Greek banker was very proud of his ethnicity and held a lengthy and highly successful career.

Voutsinas immigrated to the United States in 1953 and attended Brown University's graduate program. His first American post over his 50 year financial career, started at Harlem Savings Bank. The Hellenic financier was a member of the Hellenic Bankers Association and the Cyprus American Chamber of Commerce.

In a December 2006 interview with Greek News, Voutsinas stated, "...through hard work and education Greek Americans have accomplished a lot and in every single major financial institution there are Greek Americans in managing positions. I think we owe it to the younger generation to help them and offer them every opportunity".

Ambassador Andew Jacovides described Spiro J. Voutsinas as, "...a generous friend, good family person, dissent and a human banker. That's why he was fully respected by the whole Greek American Community and the American public in General".

(photo: Dimitris Panagos)