Chris P. Tomaras (born 1937; died October 14, 2015) was born in Piraeus, Greece, where he was raised and received his formal schooling. In 1957, while attending the Athens Graduate School of Economics and Business Sciences, he immigrated to the United States.
Initially, Tomaras was involved in a number of entrepreneurial businesses that eventually led to the establishment of the largest Greek food product manufacturer in the United States, known as "Kronos Foods." After 20 years of successful operation, Tomaras sold "Kronos Foods" to a venture firm, which continues to operate successfully to this day. Preceding the sale, he founded Tomaras Investments, a private investment firm with holdings in real estate, the money markets, and in several companies in the United States and abroad.
He helped found the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation, which offers scholarships to Greek-Americans pursuing a higher education in the United States.
In recognition for his achievements in funding Hellenic and Orthodox education he received an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.