George Adondakis recognized in Utah Business 2018 Corporate Counsel Awards

George Adondakis, President and Legal Councel for Nicholas and Company, was recognized in Utah Business’s 2018 Corporate Council Awards. The awards recognizes the importance of in-house counselors and their broad spectrum of legal expertise, encompassing employment, real estate, contracts, securities, government relations, compliance, cyber security and more.

Mr. Adondakis was recognized first on this list, with the following excerpt:



George Adondakis

President and Legal Counsel, Nicholas & Company


Working for what George Adondakis calls a “growing, family-owned company” for 15 years has allowed Adondakis to wear many hats—he’s served in other roles, including VP of human resources, before his current position of president and legal counsel at Nicholas & Company.

In order to take proper care of the company’s team members, Adondakis says he’s committed to “creating a safety culture at Nicholas. We feel a strong commitment to our team members, customers and community, and about eight years ago we made a firm decision that we were going to be ‘best in class’ in safety,” he says. That decision led to a decrease of workplace injury from eight incidents per 20,000 hours worked to the current standard of 1.43 injuries per 20,000 hours.

Adondakis also drives Nicholas & Company to invest in IT and cutting-edge technology in order to automate processes, leading to reduced costs and increasing growth initiatives.

“Nicholas has always valued team member engagement and company culture,” says Adondakis. “I feel my employment law background has helped Nicholas hire, train, coach and, when needed, terminate team members in the right way. I have been involved at the ground level in this and have helped shape the culture and attract great talent.”