Zeyad Al Mafraji
Zeyad Al Mafraji, has a Bachelor’s degree in business management from Iraq, a Certificate of Accounting from Salt Lake Community College, a Case management certificate from the University of Utah, and a Leadership Training Certificate from Salt Lake Community College. He came to the United States as a refugee when he and his family were threatened in Iraq. Zeyad was elected from his community in 2015 as chairman of the Mesopotamia Community.
As one of the Iraqi leaders, his mission is to help refugees and migrants solve their issues by helping with translation, providing financial help, helpdevelop their education, and improve their lives by creating programs. These include English classes, health management, conflict resolution, job prep for youth, and aid in an understanding of American culture and how to integrate with their new lives. He also serves as a Board Member for the Columbus Education Center. Zeyad is married and has four children, two sons, two daughters and four grandchildren.