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Who we are

Since 1970, we have been dedicated to helping our clients succeed with cost-effective insurance, risk management, and employee benefit solutions. We are a privately held and independent agency that provides all lines of coverage. Plus, we have exclusive programs that provide additional savings matched with our award-winning customer service and claims management.

What we do

We work with a vast network of A-Rated Insurance Carriers to enrich our specialty programs with personalized Property & Casualty, Life and Health insurance solutions that help our clients succeed. Whether you are a large multi-national business or a small start up, our team understands the risks that are unique to your business. Our team will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you are protected at all times.

Meet our leadership team.

Meet the people behind the magic at SAHOURI Insurance.

Fuad M. Sahouri Founder & 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 Client Services

As the 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 lifestyle.

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 at competitive, exclusive group rates.

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.

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. 

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

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. 

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.  

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.

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 objectives. 

Michael Sahouri Chief Executive Officer

As a former Vice President, 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. 

James Tamaye, GBA AVP of Employee Benefits

As a certified Group Benefits Associate and AVP of domestic and global benefits, James leads an award-winning team that provides year-round HR support and healthcare assistance. James specializes in achieving bottom line goals by meeting budgetary and staff requirements.

Melissa Vega Property & Casualty Practice Leader

Melissa manages the property and casualty teams. She has worked for some of the most recognized companies in the industry. She has a deep understanding of commercial and private risk, helping clients avoid risk with smart insurance solutions customized to their unique exposures.  

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