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, and 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. Sam pioneered Caltrans to be the first public agency to have on-line performance measures for Partnering.
Under Hassoun’s leadership, GLA had partnered and been involved with hundreds of infrastructure projects around the world totaling over $50 Billion.
Sam Hassoun is a recipient of many national and international awards and been featured numerous times in many technical and industry publications. He was recently named by ENR one of the top 25 National Newsmakers in the construction industry.
Sam is a Senior Fellow at the American Leadership Forum and 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, and a consultant to numerous organizations and companies on Collaborative Dispute Prevention Systems.