Charles O. Kaufman is the 32nd president of B'nai B'rith International. A member of the organization since 1980, Mr. Kaufman has served at local, national and international levels.
He’s represented B’nai B’rith around the world at the United Nations in New York, at the Human Rights Council in Geneva and at UNESCO in Paris. He's also testified before the Texas Legislature on behalf of anti-BDS legislation, which overwhelmingly passed both houses and was signed into law.
Professionally, he is a senior faculty member in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. An expert public relations executive and media strategist, he is the author of two books on the subject. Mr. Kaufman was a former business editor at the Austin American-Statesman.
He and his wife Vonne have a son, Brian, who lives in New York City; a daughter, Heather, and son-in-law Avi Razowsky, who lives in Charlotte, N.C., with their three children. Kaufman has degrees from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and The University of Texas at Austin.