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Anthoula Katsimatides is the former assistant vice president for family relations at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC). Katsimatides was the liaison to the family members of those who were murdered in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. Prior to the LMDC, Katsimatides was appointed assistant for community affairs for former New York Governor George Pataki since 2000; during this time she worked as a liaison to various ethnic communities in New York City. She also served as Governor Pataki's liaison to the 9/11 families. Katsimatides’ brother, John Katsimatides, was killed at the World Trade Center.
In August 2004, Katsimatides worked for the United States Olympic Committee at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. She served as a Greek liaison to the U.S. team, staff, and VIPs during their stay.
Katsimatides holds an MS in education from Queens College as well as a BA in business administration (marketing/corporate communications) from Bernard M. Baruch College.
She is the president of the Johnny and Mikey Katsimatides Foundation for Life Inc., a nonprofit family foundation created in memory of her two loving brothers, to perpetuate their legacy while raising funds for charities.
Katsimatides is presently pursuing her career as an actress. She has performed numerous roles on stage and on screen and is a proud member of the actors’ unions SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association. Katsimatides loves acting but also dances, produces, does voice-over and commercial work, and has her own radio show every other Thursday night on 91.5 FM at 7 p.m. called “Color Your Life!” Look out for her one-woman show called “What Will People Think?”