The Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara, entering its 94th concert season in 2012-13, has elected André Saltoun as president of its Board of Directors.
Saltoun joined CAMA’s board in 2005 and served as second vice president (2007-08) and as first vice president (2008-12). He has served as chairman of CAMA’s Investment Committee since 2008.
Saltoun was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina and his juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin, where he continues to serve as a member of the school’s advisory board.
His 45-year career at the international law firm Baker & McKenzie included the representation of many multinational clients.
Saltoun’s work for the French government resulted in his being decorated with the French Legion of Honor by President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing.
Upon retirement, Saltoun moved with his wife, Michele, from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. He spends his leisure time with family, playing tennis and traveling.
Other officers on CAMA’s 2012-13 Board of Directors include Robert Montgomery, first vice president; Deborah Bertling, second vice president; Craig Parton, treasurer; and Joan Crossland, secretary.
— Justin Rizzo-Weaver is the concert and publicity manager for the Community Arts Music Association.