Seth J. Riklin, of Sugar Land, Texas, was re-elected treasurer of B’nai B’rith International, the world’s oldest and most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organization, by the Board of Governors at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Formerly a practicing attorney and accountant, he is president of Hill Country Wind Power, L.P., a wind energy developer in Texas with 100,000 acres leased, or being leased, for its projects currently under development.
A longtime member of the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee, Riklin is co-chair of the B’nai B’rith International Senior Housing Committee. He is currently the vice president (and former president) of the B’nai B’rith Goldberg Towers, a 300-unit federally subsidized apartment building for seniors, located in Houston.
Riklin’s efforts are inspired by his father, the late Sam J. Riklin, who served as president of the San Antonio, Texas, B’nai B’rith lodge.
Outside of B’nai B’rith, Riklin is deeply involved in his community. He is a past member of Sugar Land Rotary Club and Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, where he was on the Government Relations Committee.
In 1997 Riklin graduated from the Sugar Land Citizens Police Academy and in 2000 he graduated from the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce leadership class. Riklin is an avid pilot and is both a captain and aviator in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol. He earned the Aircraft and Pilots Association Airport Support Network National Volunteer Award in October 2007 for his work at the Sugar Land Airport.
Riklin received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and bachelor’s degree in accounting from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
He is married to Carol Wolin-Riklin and has five children
Joining Riklin in B’nai B’rith’s leadership administration under re-elected President Allan J. Jacobs are senior vice presidents Ira Bartfield, Arlington, Va.; Leon Birbragher, Bogota, Colombia; Daniel Citone, Rome; Haim Katz, Jerusalem; Charles Kaufman, Austin, Texas; Rosalind Klein, Northridge, Calif.; Chairman of the Executive Committee Gary P. Saltzman, Centennial, Colo.; and B’nai B’rith International Court of Appeals Chief Justice William K. Peirez, Great Neck, N.Y.