B'nai B'rith International Elects New President; Allan J. Jacobs, Long-time Leader, Now Assumes Top Position
B’nai B’rith International has elected Allan J. Jacobs as the new president of the 167-year-old organization. The election took place at a Board of Governors meeting in New York on May 22.
Jacobs, who most recently served as the chairman of the executive, has been an active B’nai B’rith member for more than 45 years, beginning with AZA (the boy’s youth branch of B’nai B’rith Youth Organization). From leadership of his lodge, Louie Pickus Waukegan Lodge #933, Jacobs has advanced within the organization and has served as the international treasurer and a senior vice president.
“This is great opportunity to lead the organization I’ve been involved in for 45 years,” Jacobs said. “I am deeply committed to the core values of B’nai B’rith, and will continue to work to advance our mission advocating for the global Jewish community and the State of Israel, providing humanitarian aid and promoting human rights and senior advocacy initiatives.”
A CPA by training, Jacobs works as counsel to Evoy, Kamschulte Jacobs and Co., LLP Certified Public Accountants. He is also chairman of the board of Northern States Financial Corporation and NorStates Bank, a member of the American Institute of CPAs, past president of the Lake County Estate Planning Council, and he currently serves as chairman of the audit committee of the city of Lake Forest, Ill., where he resides.
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