Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos
Dayssi is a hotel and real estate developer based in New York City. She is the co-founder, President, and COO of Flag Luxury Group, a real estate development company with a primary focus on luxury and lifestyle hotel development and retail development. Aside from her distinguished professional career, Dayssi is an accomplished philanthropist; she has been the recipient of the prestigious Merit of Excellence Award in Philanthropy from Cornell University and was named Humanitarian of the Year at the Mary Haven Center of Hope. She is a long-time board member of New Yorkers for Children, where she is the Founder and Honorary Chairman of the Friends Committee, and is currently Secretary of the Board and on the Strategic Planning Committee. In addition, Dayssi is actively involved as a Board member for Save Venice, Inc, the largest private foundation dedicated to the restoration of art and architecture in Venice. She has been a member of and chaired various committees for the Associates Committee for Memorial Sloan Kettering, Friends of Baby Buggy, The American Ballet Theatre, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.