Sam Hassoun is the founder and president of Global Leadership Alliance, Inc. (GLA).
He started his engineering career with the Bechtel Corporation where he worked on several nuclear power plants as well as space and defense projects in Michigan, Texas and California.
Since joining Caltrans in 1988, Sam spent several years in design, construction, and maintenance of numerous transportation projects.
He was appointed to the Director’s Office as the Quality Program Manager for Caltrans.
He subsequently served as the Office Chief of Partnering where he was responsible for developing and incorporating Partnering principles and specifications into Caltrans construction projects as a way of doing business, and pioneered Caltrans to be the first public agency to have on-line performance measures for Partnering.
Sam holds a certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from UC Berkeley. He is an international trainer, a keynote speaker, and presenter on Partnering and Leadership. He is a consultant to numerous organizations and companies on Collaborative Dispute Prevention Systems.
Under Hassoun’s leadership, the firm had partnered and been involved with hundreds of projects totaling over $30 Billion. GLA’s lists of clients include Transportation Agencies, Infrastructure and multi-national Heavy Civil Construction firms, Commercial, and Building Companies. Federal Agencies and NASA are also frequent clients of the firm.