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Fayrouz Saad Appointed as Assistant Secretary for Partnership and Engagement at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

posted on: Mar 16, 2024

Photo: Fayrouz Saad/Linkedin

On February 25, Lebanese American Fayrouz Saad was appointed Assistant Secretary for the Office of Partnership and Engagement at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In her new role, Saad serves as the principal advisor to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on matters related to external engagements and the impact of departmental policies, regulations, processes, and actions on various stakeholders, including state, local, tribal, territorial (SLTT) officials, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and the academic community.

Saad brings nearly 20 years of experience to her role, having worked extensively in both the private and public sectors at the state, local, and federal levels. She has held multiple leadership positions within the Biden-Harris administration, including the Director of Public Engagement for the CHIPs Program Office at the Department of Commerce, where she spearheaded engagement strategies with stakeholders in the semiconductor industry.

Before her current role, Saad served as the Director of Public Engagement at USAID, where she expanded the agency’s outreach efforts to domestic audiences. Her dedication to community engagement extends to her work in Michigan, where she spent five years focusing on economic integration programs for immigrant and refugee communities. In Detroit, she served as the first Director of Immigration Affairs for Mayor Mike Duggan and later as the Executive Director of Global Michigan under Governor Whitmer’s administration.

Saad’s experience also includes serving in the Obama administration at the Department of Homeland Security, where she worked on emergency response, community resilience programs, and cybersecurity initiatives.

Compiled by Arab America

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