- Westport US-CT
Over the past 18 years, Joe Massoud has established a solid reputation in Westport, Connecticut, and the surrounding area as a successful businessman and philanthropist. Formerly a managing director of Compass Group Management, LLC, Joe Massoud currently serves as managing director of Anholt Services (USA), Inc. Aside from his business endeavors, Joseph Massoud has donated much of his time and resources to several community organizations, including Connecticut Food Bank, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut, the Families Network of Western Connecticut, and the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. Headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, the Connecticut Food Bank is the largest source of donated food in the state. Through its warehouses and distribution centers, the organization provides food to more than 650 food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens in six counties. A few of the programs provided by the food bank include the Kids’ Back Pack Program, the Mobile Food Pantry, and the Farm to Pantry Program. The Kids’ Back Pack Program provides school children who might otherwise go hungry with enough food to last through the weekend. They each receive approximately 10 nutritious, kid-friendly items in a backpack at the end of the week before they go home. As one of its outreach programs, the Mobile Food Pantry delivers food directly into the local neighborhoods. Since 2010, the food bank’s 20 mobile food pantries have delivered more than 1.4 million pounds of food, with each truck serving approximately 120 to 325 families. Last, the Farm to Pantry Program delivers fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables to those in need.
PLAINVILLE, Connecticut (July 2013) - The Petit Family Foundation is preparing to host its annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction, which will be held July 22, 2013, at the Country Club of Farmington in Farmington, Connecticut. The foundation is inviting all of its members and supporters to participate, including longtime advocate Joe Massoud. A former managing director of Compass Group Management, LLC, in Westport, Connecticut, Joe Massoud currently serves as managing director of Anholt Services (USA), Inc. Aside from the Petit Family Foundation, Joseph Massoud supports a number of charitable organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut and the Connecticut Food Bank. In its seventh year, the Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction is sponsored by Farmington Bank. The event will feature a fun-filled day of golf; cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; and live and silent auctions. All proceeds from the event benefit the Petit Family Foundation, an organization created in memory of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Petit, and Michaela Petit, all of whom were killed at their home in Cheshire, Connecticut. Founded in 2007, the Petit Family Foundation is dedicated to assisting and protecting individuals who are affected by violence; improving the lives of those living with chronic illnesses; and promoting education for young people, especially young women, in the field of science.
Joseph Massoud, an executive based in Westport, Connecticut, leads Anholt Services (USA) Inc. With the company since early 2013, he previously served as managing director of Compass Group Management LLC for 14 years. Joe Massoud proudly owns one of the first Tesla Model S electric cars sold in the state of Connecticut. The Tesla Model S is a full-size sports sedan produced by up-and-coming electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. Besides the vehicle’s stylish looks, the car boasts an EPA estimated range of 265 miles, which is far superior to other purely electric vehicles. For example, the Nissan Leaf has a range of only 73 miles. Additionally, the car’s base model boasts an impressive 302 horsepower, with more available in performance models. While it might seem problematic to find chargers, Tesla Motors is actively involved in subsidizing the construction of a vast network of 480-volt charging locations (dubbed “superchargers”). The hope is that consumers concerned about running out of juice before their trip is complete will be able to easily find a location where their vehicle can receive a significant amount of power in less than an hour. When he is not enjoying his Tesla, Joe Massoud plays fantasy football and coaches his children’s sports teams.
Westport, Connecticut, resident Joseph Massoud served as CEO for Compass Group Management LLC, where he helped institute a $5000 corporate match program for charitable gifts. Additionally, Joe Massoud personally matched another $500 of all charitable gifts given by his employees. Among the many charities the executive supports is the Families Network of Western CT, Inc. Joe Massoud previously served on the board of the organization. The Families Network of Western CT offers several different programs to families in need of assistance. Nurturing Connections helps to provide parenting support for new parents. The organization makes a hospital visit at the time of the delivery and then works to mentor the parents by telephone. In addition, the program connects parents to education and support groups. Another more hands-on program sponsored by the Families Network is Intensive Home Visitation. This option is also for new parents, but it involves a far higher degree of interaction with parents who may be at risk for abusing or neglecting their child. Program participants attest to its importance and suggest that they may not have been able to cope with the challenges of being new parents without its support.