Maher Al-Soufi is a seasoned civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in construction management. Originally from Tripoli, Lebanon, Maher fled the civil war to pursue higher education in the United States. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in Construction Management from the University of Florida. Maher is a licensed professional engineer and contractor in several states and a certified member of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Master’s Degree in Construction Management, University of Florida

Professional Experience

  • Consultant, Los Angeles Community College District
    • Provides expert consultancy for infrastructure and development projects
  • General Contractor
    • Extensive career on the East Coast, including cities like Atlanta, Philadelphia, and New York
  • Licenses and Certifications
    • Licensed Professional Engineer
    • Licensed Contractor in multiple states
    • Certified DBIA Member

Leadership and Community Involvement

  • Los Angeles Cedars Rotary Club
    • Past President and Current International Chair
    • Collaborates with 29 Rotary Clubs in Lebanon on major initiatives:
      • “Feed the Hungry” Campaign
      • “When Disaster Strikes, We Act” Campaign
      • Solar power projects for public schools and hospitals in Lebanon
  • Business Chair Committee, Our New Lebanon
    • Identifies potential investors to support the Lebanese economy
    • Focuses on industries such as Digital, Food, Energy, Hospitality, and Pharmaceuticals

Personal Life

  • Residency: Pasadena, CA
  • Family: Married to Ghina, with two daughters, Maya and Loolwa.
  • Hobbies: Enjoys hiking, biking along the beach, socializing with friends, and traveling with family

    Maher Al-Soufi combines his technical expertise with a commitment to community service, making significant contributions to both his profession and the Lebanese-American community.