Despina Samiotes

CEO, CFO, Founding Principal | dsamiotes@samiotes.com

Despina Samiotes - CEO, CFO, Founding Principal

About:

Despina Samiotes is a founding Principal, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer for Samiotes Consultants, Inc. She plays a key role in the decision-making process for the expansion and growth of the office from its inception in 1987.  She continues to give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s vision, mission and values, and its annual goals and objectives.

Her effectiveness as a leader stems not from what she does, but for what those she leads can accomplish.  She believes in empowering the company’s people to implement their own ideas, and take responsibility not just for what they do, but also the impact of what they do.   The collective result? An organization that is much bigger than the sum of its parts, and a team that holds each other accountable to service the needs of our clients and to better ourselves.

Did You Know:         

That in a life before civil engineering, Despina was an award winning Biochemist. She was awarded the Alvan T. Viola American Cancer Society Fellowship Award for her work in cancer research.  She has also been cited in numerous medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine.

She has done everything from autobody work, to stripping woodwork.  She finished her first quilt when she was in the 5th grade.  The Greek Mama in her rolls out her own filo dough from scratch.  Fitness is her new friend.

Education:

Smith College | Northampton, Massachusetts | Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry