Mr. Ghassan Saab

Ghassan M. Saab currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Sorensen Gross Company. Mr. Saab joined Sorensen Gross in 1966 as a field engineer advancing successively to General Manager, becoming Owner and President in 1971. 

In 2003, Mr. Saab, with some of his friends and business associates, formed the Uptown Development Group to rejuvenate and rebuild downtown Flint, Michigan that had fallen on hard times. While much remains to be done, the Kiplinger Letter considered this effort and its accomplishments, a major factor in naming Flint one of the top ten comeback cities in the U.S. for the year 2011. 

Ghassan’s civic contributions locally, nationally, and internationally are many. He has served and continues to serve as board member and often as board chair for many institutions in the field of education, medicine, community service and heritage preservation.

He is the recipient of many awards and recognitions like the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Russel G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy, the Pride of Heritage Award of the House of Lebanon of the Lebanese American Foundation and the Rotary International Crystal Award to name a few.

He was also honored by many organizations, foremost among them are the American Task Force on Lebanon, Takreem USA, The Arab American Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), the Flint Institute of Music, The Arab American and Chaldean Council, The American Druze Society, the Faculty of Engineering at the American University of Beirut, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the American Syrian Lebanese Clubs of America.

Mr. and Mrs. Saab are also founding members of the national professional advisory board of the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP).

Additionally, Mr. Saab leads his own charitable organization, the Ghassan and Manal Saab Foundation, which led the delivery of over $50 Million in Medical Supplies to Lebanon following the tragic blast at the port of Beirut.

Ghassan was born in Choueifat, Lebanon on November 22, 1944, the eldest of four children to Mahmoud and Najla Saab.  In 1966, he graduated from the American University of Beirut with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He is also a graduate of the National College of Choueifat in Lebanon where he obtained the Lebanese Baccalaureates I and II.

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