Graduate School of Management Profile
Demetri Yannopoulos, MBA/MA '12
Commercial Lending, Commerce Bank and Trust Company
Hometown: Simsbury, Conn.
Degrees: MBA in Accounting/MA in Community Development and Planning
Personal ambition, public impact
"I love working locally with people who have dreams," says Demetri Yannopoulos, MBA/MA "12. "Whether they're a florist or a financial advisor, they"re invested in their work and are helping the local economy. That makes the world a better place. It's global change on a micro level."
While completing his Clark dual degree program, Demetri was hired by Commerce Bank and Trust, a community bank headquartered in Worcester, in the commercial lending department. "I came to this job fully prepared to excel," he says. "GSOM gave me the solid background in leadership, financial management, and accounting necessary to succeed. Clark's community development studies taught me how to collaborate, think creatively, and effect meaningful change."
Demetri volunteers with several local organizations and looks forward to serving on the boards of area nonprofits. "Clark not only allowed me to improve myself as a student and co-worker," he says, "but it taught me about being a productive member of the community."