Abed Kanaan was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. Mr. Kanaan currently works for a British Defense firm that specializes in robotics and defense system development. He has worked on various projects including developing robotic equipment for several US government agencies. He is active within the Arab-American community and has been a member of the American Lebanese Engineering Society (ALES) for the past two years. Mr. Kanaan was a founding member of CAC and later became its Treasurer and a member of the CAC school committee. In addition, Mr. Kanaan was instrumental in initial database organization and development of the organization’s long term strategic plan.