Macksoud is native of Birmingham, Alabama and a 1977 graduate of the University of Alabama. He has lived in Montgomery, Alabama since 1989, working as an employee of the State of Alabama for three different agencies. Macksoud has been a runner since 1988 and served as Vice-President, Promotions Coordinator, and Newsletter Editor for River Region Runners. He was co-editor of the club’s RRCA Newsletter Competition Winner in 1996. Macksoud has served as the Alabama RRCA State Rep from 2004-2015. In 2006, he was the RRCA State Rep of Year. He has been a member of the nominating committee for the RRCA Board of Directors and a member of the selection committees for RRCA State Rep of the Year and RRCA Road Race of the Year. He also assists with the Silent Auction held during RRCA Conventions. Macksoud has attended every RRCA Convention since 2003. His running goal is to complete a road race in all 50 states.