Posted Tuesday 10:36 a.m. | Updated Wednesday 2:40 p.m.
Gary P. Saltzman, of Centennial, was elected president of B’nai B’rith International, the organization said on Monday. He will serve a three-year term leading the organization, which serves the Jewish community and advocates internationally for Israel.
Saltzman has been a member for 40 years and is currently an at-large member for Denver's chapter of the organization. In addition, he has been president of the B’nai B’rith Denver lodge and a regional president for the organization's "western frontier."
Previously, Saltzman served as as the chairman of the executive board of directors for the organization. He has also traveled to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva to speak out against "the chronic mischaracterization of Israel’s human rights record," according to the organization.
As for his home state, Saltzman says Colorado enjoys a warm relationship with Israel.
"Our governor has been to Israel and continues to cultivate economic connections, [...] many of our legislators, both at a state and national level, have been to Colorado and have a very warm relationship with the nation of Israel," Saltzman said.