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Who we are

Sahouri Insurance is an independent, family-owned insurance brokerage firm founded in McLean, Virginia. As a customer-first company, we work closely with our clients to ensure they are always positioned for long-term risk avoidance. As an insuretech player, we are playing a role in the evolution of an industry.



What we do

We work with a global network of insurance carriers and risk management partners to offer specialty insurance programs for our niche markets. Our highly designated insurance specialists protect every facet of your business. We combine expert advisers with risk management technology to deliver insurance made simple.

Meet Our Leadership Team.

Fuad M. Sahouri President

Mr. Sahouri founded the agency in 1970. His vision was to create personalized insurance experiences that make insurance simple. Mr. Sahouri is an avid philanthropist with a devotion to education. He currently chairs two non-profit organizations that help high school and college graduates with professional development

Sophia Sahouri Vice President of Private Clients

Sophia works with clients to offer smart solutions customized for individuals who require more than standard insurance. She works closely with each client to create cost-effective solutions by combining policies into one package that completely protects their

Taweel Tawil, GBA Vice President of Health and Benefits

Mr. Taweel Tawil, GBA leads the Global Health and Benefits department. He has over 15 years of experience in the insurance and healthcare. His team provides international governments and institutions with the best group health insurance plans on the market. As a 'global citizen' Taweel enjoys learning more about the cultures of the world through his experiences on embassy row.

Mira Dib Human Relationship Manager

As the Human Relations Manager, Mira is responsible for talent acquisition, organizational development, employee compensation, corporate social responsibility, and streamlining business processes. She works closely with upper management to ensure all company functions are operating at a peak performance while cultivating an award-winning work environment.

James Tamaye, CEBS AVP of Employee Benefits

As the AVP of Domestic and Global Benefits, James leads an award-winning benefits team that provides year-round healthcare, compliance and HR support for businesses and foreign governmetns. As a Certified Group Benefits Associate and Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), James specializes in exceeding bottom line goals, satisfying budgetary limits and meeting staff requirements.

Daniel Rafeedie Workforce Management Adviser

With over 10 years in human capital management, Daniel specializes in helping businesses improve their core functions while maintaining a lean workforce. His specialty lies in helping companies improve their internal efficiencies, reduce costs and grow profitability. When organizations get bogged down by the administrative burdens of running a business, Daniel makes life easy with seamless solutions for your internal operations.

Hussain Al-Mutawakil Marketing Manager

Hussain is a certified inbound marketer with degrees in Business and Communications. His passion for marketing lies in his fervor for storytelling and brand development. He leads a digital marketing team that produces educational insurance content for homeowners and businesses. We make insurance simple by educating underserved markets on complex insurance issues and improving the insurance experience with resources, AI and innovation.

Mary Sahouri Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Sahouri joined the family business in 1974 to help improve and maintain the agency’s financial security and stability. As co-founder of the Arab AmeriCare Foundation and is a leader in her community, with time served on the Fairfax County Public School Advisory Committee and the Welcome to Washington International Club.

Fuad Sahouri Jr. Vice President of Domestic Benefits

Fuad Sahouri Jr. is one of the Vice Presidents at SAHOURI. He joined the family insurance agency to focus on improving the agency’s Accounting and Finance department. Throughout the years, he was able to improve efficiency and streamline simple and complex accounting duties. 

Melissa Vega Property & Casualty Practice Leader

Melissa manages the property and casualty teams and has worked for some of the most recognized companies in the industry. Her deep understanding of commercial and private risk, helps clients avoid risk with smart insurance solutions customized to their unique exposures. She also comes with rich knowledge in cutting-edge agency management systems that helps us work smarter.

Patricia Couzi, CPRIA AVP of the Private Clients

Patricia Couzi joined SAHOURI. as an Account Executive and has since grown into AVP of Private Clients. Patricia has almost 20 years of insurance and risk management with many international agencies in the United States and abroad. She is one of the first insurance advisers to receive the Certified Private Risk and Insurance Advisor (CPRIA) designation.

Beth Bednarek Accounting Manager

Beth is an accounting specialist with over 30 years of experience managing accounting and payroll software products. As our agency accounting manager, Beth has been fundamental in streamlining the accounting processes at SAHOURI. to ensure the receipt of secured client and carrier transactions, employee payroll and the delivery of vendor payments.

Diana Sahouri Senior Mortgage Banker

Diana has been in financial services since 2005, developing a strong passion for providing complete financial solutions for homeowners. As your trusted mortgage advisor, Diana will help you address your mortgage needs. From purchases to refinances, she provides a smooth lending process that guides you through the financing of your most significant individual asset, your home.

Alhassan Elbarasse HR Consultant

Alhassan’s 20 years in actuarial services and human resources help him create successful solutions using big data, motivational behavior theory, and consensus-gathering. Having worked with government and large corporations, he knows the ins and outs of employee satisfaction, cost-controls and forecasting. He ensures that optimal operational controls, procedures and people systems are in place to help SAHOURI. thrive as an organization and a service provider.

Michael Sahouri Chief Executive Officer

Michael oversees all business operations. He began his career in 1997 with Northwestern Mutual and joined the family business in 2004. Michael helped shape the agency's future as a niche-market power broker. He also serves as Chief Evangelist for senseware.co and serves on the board of the ANERA Foundation.

Allen Hudson, CIC, CRM Vice President of Commercial Insurance

As the Vice President of Commercial Insurance, Allen Hudson has proven to be a leader in his field. Allen is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Top 40 Under 40 Broker, and Published Author. He has over 10 years of experience as a licensed Property & Casualty agent in Maryland, Virginia and the Washington DC area. 

Jodee Aquino Employee Benefits Practice Leader

Jodee Aquino is a licensed employee benefits expert who specializes in helping HR managers and benefits administrators efficiently manage their employee benefits needs. Jodee manages domestic and global benefits teams that deliver rich benefits plans, maintain compliance and streamline HR processes.

Houssem Djida, MBA, CRM AVP of Embassy Insurance

Houssem "SAM" Djida started at SAHOURI as an intern for the commercial lines department. Within a few years, he grew into his current role as a Certified Risk Manager and AVP of Embassy Insurance. Sam's two MBA's help him lead a risk management operation that is second to none in the diplomatic missions arena.  

Stephanie Taylor, CPA Controller

Stephanie Adams, CPA, MBA is an accounting and finance professional with over fifteen years of experience in the insurance and technology arenas. Stephanie is responsible for overseeing the company’s overall accounting and finance functions. Her team aims to provide accurate, timely and relevant financial data and analysis to help the company reach its strategic goals.

Anthony Raad, CRPS Business Financial Adviser

Anthony is a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist with over 20 years in financial services. He helps companies with the design, installation, maintenance, and administration of their retirement plans. Most importantly, Anthony helps businesses easily maintain 401K compliance with DOL regulations by relying on cutting-edge compliance management resources that help avoid costly fines.

SAHOURI Leadership

Team Designations.

  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Certified Risk Manager (CRM)
  • Chartered Private Risk and Insurance Advisor (CPRIA)
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Group Benefits Associate (GBA)
  • Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS)
  • Associate in General Insurance (AINS)
  • Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
  • Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Associate Risk Manager (ARM)
  • Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR)

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