Stephen Stern of Annapolis, Md., has earned the 2012 Label A. Katz Young Leadership Award, named for the youngest person to achieve the office of international president of B’nai B’rith. Stern received his award at B’nai B’rith’s 2012 policy conference on Sept. 9 in Washington, D.C.
The award goes to individuals under 45 who have demonstrated outstanding service to the totality of B’nai B’rith and have worked to achieve the goals of the B’nai B’rith Young Leadership program.
The honor has proven a good measure of future achievement in B’nai B’rith, as many presidents and top organizational leaders have won the Label A. Katz award.
While Stern has only been a part of B’nai B’rith for five years, he is a vital member of the organization.
Stern is an active participant in B’nai B’rith’s policy and advocacy work. He has represented B’nai B’rith at U.N. Advocacy Days, in meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and at foreign embassies. He is currently the vice chair of the Center for Human Rights and Public Policy.
In the Washington, D.C., community Stern works to engage young people in the B’nai B’rith Young Professional Network (YPN). He participates in YPN embassy receptions and programs in the “Conversations Around the World” series, where he promotes the work of the organization.
Additionally, Stern serves on the B’nai B’rith Board of Governors, Executive Committee and Constitution Committee. He is also a two-time appointee to the B’nai B’rith Nominating Committee.
Stern is a partner at Hyatt & Weber, P.A. in Annapolis, Md., where he resides with his wife and three daughters.
Other winners of the 2012 Label A. Katz award are: Ralph Attie of, Panama City, Panama; Edwige Ouaknine of Lev, France; Rebecca Saltzman of Denver; Jorge Silberberg of Montevideo, Uruguay; and Eduardo Weinstein of Santiago, Chile.
Watch Stephen Stern Speak at the Label A. Katz Young Leadership Awards Program