George Theotokatos


George Theotokatos

Consultant, Executive Search

At Koya, George focuses on candidate development and logistical support for mission-driven executive searches.

Prior to joining Koya, George was with Leadership Greater Chicago, the region’s premier convener, connector, and mobilizer of bold leaders to effect transformative civic impact across the region. Since 1983, Leadership Greater Chicago has developed more than 1,200 of the region’s most promising leaders through an intensive 10-month Fellows program designed to provide the foundation for a lifelong commitment to civic engagement. As a Program Manager, he supported the work of LGC to invest in cross-sector collaboration in Chicago by developing local leaders around the issues of civic and social engagement.

George began his career working in higher education at universities in Illinois and Massachusetts. At those institutions, he focused on working with students from historically marginalized identity groups to provide orientation, training, and leadership development services on behalf of the universities. George also served as an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses surrounding the topic of emotional intelligence and leadership to business students.

George is a member of the Chicago Chapter of New Leaders Council Class of 2020, the hub for progressive Millennial thought leadership. Anchored by its six-month training program, NLC leaders take their activism back into their communities and workplaces to impact progressive change.

He serves on the Board of Plato Academy, a local elementary school, and is a volunteer group coordinator at the Center on Halsted. He is a member of the Hellenic-American Leadership Council, a national network of Greek American community leaders who have distinguished themselves in American civic life to encourage an active form of citizenship.

George earned his Master of Science degree from Western Illinois University. He graduated with a BA in Public Relations and Advertising from Saint Louis University.