Fayrouz Saad, Director of Public Engagement, USAID, to Speak at Connect Arab America Empowerment Summit 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Washington, D.C., October 12, 2022) The Arab America Foundation is excited to announce that Fayrouz Saad, Director of Public Engagement, USAID, has been confirmed to be a speaker at the CONNECT Arab America: Empowerment Summit on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park, Falls Church, Virginia.
Fayrouz Saad currently serves in President Biden’s Administration as the Director of Public Engagement at the US Agency for International Development (USAID). In this capacity, Fayrouz oversees the Agency’s public events and activities while expanding engagement with US communities. Before joining USAID, she served on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s cabinet as the Executive Director of the Office of Global Michigan. She led economic inclusion programs for immigrants, refugees, limited English proficiency, and new American communities, including leading Covid response and vaccine distribution efforts. Fayrouz also served as Detroit’s first Director of Immigrant Affairs under Mayor Mike Duggan. She led efforts to resettle refugees in Detroit, built the Detroit-ID program, and developed a strategy to engage and grow immigrant-owned small businesses. Fayrouz holds a Master’s Degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor’s from the University of Michigan. She currently resides in Washington, DC, with her son and husband, Chris, who serves in the Biden Administration as the Chief Information Security Officer and Deputy National Cyber Director.
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