Gala 2019: Keynote and Guest Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Tony Panagiotu

Tony Panagiotu

Tony grew up in the north end of  Tacoma where his church home was at St. Nicholas.  From being baptized in the church to being an altar boy under Father Tomaras, Tony has fond memories of St. Nicholas.  Whether in Sunday school, in the altar, or sitting in the back left corner pew with his Yaya, Tony recalls always feeling something special each week after leaving church. 

Tony is an Attorney and CPA and graduated from the University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1984 where he also earned his undergraduate degree in 1981. He is President of Panagiotu Pension advisors.

He is a frequent lecturer and conducts annual professional seminars for CPAs, attorneys and clients on various topics related to retirement plan law and plan administration.   He is also the 2012 recipient of the University of Washington Milgard School of Business Small Business Leader of the Year award and in 2013 was named a  Distinguished Alumni of the University of Puget Sound.

Over the years,  he has served on Boards of the YMCA, Milgard Business School and is involved with philanthropic endeavors throughout the Puget Sound. He currently resides in Gig Harbor with his fiancée Debbie and their two cats.

GUest SPeaker: Frederick W. Ehret, M.D.

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Dr. Ehret is a graduate of the Harvard University Plastic Surgery residency.  He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has additional training in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Seattle Children’s, Harborview and the University of Washington Hospitals

Dr. Ehret performs all aspects of plastic surgery; including cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breasts and body.

He also continues to serve the south Puget Sound region by providing craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery through Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.    

Dr. Ehret lives in Tacoma with his wife, Anastasia Fyntrilakis, M.D. a family physician and their children, Sophia and Philip.  In his spare time he enjoys snow skiing and mountain biking.