The Elios Society and Elios Charitable Foundation are proud to honor Byron A. Scordelis with the 2018 Elios Award of Excellence.
“Byron is a founding member and champion of Elios,” stated John Gumas, President of the Elios Society and Elios Charitable Foundation. “His expertise and guidance as chair of the Grants Committee along with his contribution as co-chair of past Hellenic Charity Balls have also helped craft Elios into the successful organization it is today. Elios is proud to recognize and applaud Byron Scordelis as this year’s recipient of its Award of Excellence.”
Byron A. Scordelis served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Greater Bay Bancorp and as a member of the Boards of Directors of Greater Bay Bancorp and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greater Bay Bank N.A. from January 1, 2004 until its sale to Wells Fargo & Co. in 2007.
Greater Bay Bancorp was a $7.5 billion bank holding company and financial services institution which operated seven regional banking franchises comprised of forty-two offices in nine counties throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Byron had a previous illustrious career in finance, working as COO and President of the Greater Bay Banking Group, as an Executive Vice President with Wells Fargo Bank where he was named as President of its San Francisco Bay Area Region, and President and Chief Executive Officer of EurekaBank, a $2.3 billion financial institution. He previously served as Senior Vice President and head of Bank of America’s Bay Area Region where his career began in 1974.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1949, Mr. Scordelis is a proud Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where he earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and natural resource studies in 1972. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University in 1974.
Scordelis currently serves on the Board of Directors of Essex Property Trust (NYSE: ESS), is a member of the Board of Regents at Santa Clara University where he is also a member of SCU’s Audit Committee as well as on the Advisory Board of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. He has been a member of the Board of Fellows at SCU for more than thirty years.
Scordelis serves on the boards of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation as well as the Elios Society and the Elios Charitable Foundation where he leads the Grants Committee. Additionally he has co-chaired the ECF biennial Hellenic Charity Ball. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of EHC Lifebuilders, the oldest and largest non-profit organization in Silicon Valley serving the region’s homeless community.
Last but certainly not least, for over 42 years Byron has been married to his wife Stephanie, who together raised three children – Marisa, Alexander, and Stephen. Byron also happily reports that they welcomed their precious first grandchild, Theodora, earlier this year!
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