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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 market programs. 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

Fuad 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

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 protect their lifestyle.

Taweel Tawil, GBA Vice President of Health and Benefits

Taweel Tawil, GBA leads the Global Health and Benefits department. He has over 15 years of experience in 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 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 governments. 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.

Hussain Al-Mutawakil, PMP Marketing Manager

Hussain is a certified inbound marketer with degrees in Business and Communications from George Mason University. 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

Mary 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 a leader in her community, she also served on the Fairfax County Public School Advisory Committee and the Welcome to Washington International Club.

Fuad Sahouri Jr. Vice President

Fuad Jr. leads the Employee Benefits team providing local companies and global enterprises with effective group healthcare, efficient plan administration and day-to-day service support, all the while helping maintain year-round DOL compliance.

Melissa Vega, ARM Property & Casualty Practice Leader

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

Patricia Couzi, CPRIA AVP of the Private Clients

Patricia joined SAHOURI. as an Account Executive and is now the AVP of Private Clients. She has almost 20 years of insurance and risk management experience with agencies in the United States and abroad. Patricia is one of the first insurance agents in the U.S. 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.

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

Mr. Sahouri 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 Vice President, Allen is a thought leader in  commercial insurance. He is also a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Top 40 Under 40 Broker, and published author. Allen has over 10 years of experience as a licensed Property & Casualty agent in the D.M.V.

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

Anthony Raad, CRPS Business Financial Advisor

Anthony has over six years experience in the financial services industry and over 15 years in the retail banking industry. His journey throughout the financial services industry led him to realize that there was a serious gap between advisors willingness to integrate new and cutting edge technology within their practice to enhance the client experience. This drove him to go independent as an advisor allowing him to more freely integrate the technology, processes and service models that will guide clients well within the 21st century.


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)
  • Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC)

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