Tom C. Korologos
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|Tom C. Korologos|
|United States Ambassador to Belgium|
July 14, 2004 – 2007
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Stephen Brauer|
|Succeeded by||Sam Fox|
|Born||Tom Chris Korologos
April 6, 1933
Salt Lake City, Utah
Tom Chris Korologos (born April 6, 1933) is a former United States Ambassador to Belgium.
Early life, education, and early career
A second generation Greek American, Tom was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has family origins from Tyros, Arcadia, in Greece. His parents Chris T. Korologos and Irene M. Kolendrianos, are both immigrants from Arcadia, in the Peloponnese region. His father was a bartender in Utah.
Korologos started out as a journalist with The Salt Lake Tribune. Later he worked for the New York Herald Tribune, theLong Island Press, and the Associated Press. He was a U.S. Air Force officer from 1956 to 1957. He earned his B.A. degree at the University of Utah in 1956, and a M.S. degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1958 where he received the Grantland Rice Fellowship and a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship.
From 1962 to 1971 he worked for U.S. Senator Wallace F. Bennett of Utah. He served in the Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford presidential administrations from 1971 to 1975, and has worked closely with Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush. He was co-founder of Timmons & Company, a Washington, DC consulting firm. He has been involved in more than 300 U.S. Senate confirmations including assisting Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, Vice President Gerald Ford, Supreme Court Justices: William Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, and nominee Robert Bork, as well as several cabinet secretaries, including: Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig, and Donald Rumsfeld.
Korologos has had a wide and varied Washington, D.C. experience. He has served as a senior staff member in the U.S. Congress, as an assistant to two Presidents in the White House, was a prominent businessman, and most recently was a senior counselor with the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Baghdad. In addition, he was a long-time member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy and a charter member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors that has jurisdiction over all non-military U.S. Government radio and TV broadcasting overseas. He currently is strategic advisor at DLA Piper in Washington, D.C.
Non-profit board memberships
- The Choral Arts Society of Washington
- Meridian International Center
- The National Security Agency advisory board
- The Aspen Institute/Rockefeller Foundation Commission on Reform of the Appointment Process
- Layalina Broadcasting
Korologos was married to Joy G. Korologos, who died from melanoma in 1997. The couple had three children, Paula, Ann and Philip. Paula, one of their daughters, is an actress who goes professionally by Paula Cale. Korologos re-married art collector Ann McLaughlin Korologos, who was United States Secretary of Labor in the Ronald Reagan administration and who serves on the boards of several major companies. Korologos is an avid professional photographer who showcases at the Ann Korologos Gallery, owned by his wife, in Basalt, Colorado.