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LARP II Delegates with His Excellency the President of Lebanon General Michel Sleiman

LARP II Delegates With Governor Riad Salameh of the Central Bank of Lebanon

LARP I Delegates with Minister Haddad Representing the Prime Minister of Lebanon


Ghassan M. Saab
Flint, Michigan

Every other year the Executive Committee of the Lebanese American Renaissance Partnership chooses a corporate leader from the Lebanese Diaspora to lead the trip to Lebanon. In September 2008 LARP II corporate leader is Ghassan Saab of Flint, Michigan.

Ghassan M. Saab currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Sorensen Gross Construction Services, the largest full line construction services organization in Flint, Michigan, specializing in industrial, commercial and institutional projects. Mr. Saab joined Sorensen Gross in 1966 as a field engineer. He advanced through successively responsible positions to General Manager, becoming Owner and President in 1971. Under his leadership, Sorensen Gross and his other companies have managed over one billion dollars of construction work in Michigan, throughout the United States and overseas.

Other active organizations with which Mr. Saab is involved include SGT, Ltd. I, a real estate development, consulting and personnel services organization located in Flint, Michigan where he has served as President since 1982, Sorensen Gross, Inc., another general contracting firm located in Charlotte, North Carolina founded in 1985, where he serves as Treasurer, and WGS Global Services, LC in Flint, Michigan, a manufacturing company that he co-founded in 2008.

Past business affiliations include the Torrey Group of Companies in Atlanta, Georgia where Mr. Saab was co-founder and Chairman from 1987 to 1997. When this company was sold to D.R.Horton, Inc. in 1997, it was the largest homebuilder in Georgia four years running.

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.

Ghassan is Board member and past Chairman of the American Druze Foundation, an organization started in 1989 focused on preserving the Druze heritage in the United States, particularly amongst the younger American born Druze. He is also a Trustee and Past Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Lebanese American University. He is a Board Member of the American Arab Heritage Council, Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Hundred Club of Flint, McLaren Regional Medical Center, serves on the Citizens Advisory Committee of the University of Michigan-Flint and the Board of Governors of the Arab American Institute in Washington, DC. He is a lifetime member of the American Druze Society, Board member of the American Task Force for Lebanon and a member of the Rotary Club of Flint.

Past professional and civic affiliations include the Flint Institute of Music (Chairperson and Board Member), Junior Achievement (President and Chairman), The Associated General Contractors of America, Michigan Chapter (President and Board member), Flint Contractors and Builders Association (President), Urban League of Flint (Board Member), National Association of Arab Americans (Board Member), Focus Council, Inc. (Board Member), Flint Area Conference (Board Member), and American Arbitration Association (Member).

Ghassan was the recipient of the “Man of the Year” award by the American Druze Society in 2002 and was also awarded The Americanism Medal by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1991.