Mr. Saltoun joined CAMA’s Board in 2005, and served as Second Vice-President (2007-2008), as First Vice-President (2008-2012) and as President (2012-Present). He has served as Chairman of CAMA’s Investment Committee since 2008.
Mr. 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 & MacKenzie, included the representation of many multinational clients.
Mr. 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, Mr. Saltoun moved with his wife, Michele, from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. He spends his leisure time with family, playing tennis and traveling.
CAMA, Santa Barbara’s oldest arts organization, brings the finest classical musicians from around the globe to Santa Barbara’s Granada Theatre and Lobero Theatre. Other officers in CAMA’s 2013-2014 Board of Directors include Robert K. Montgomery, first vice-president; Deborah Bertling, second vice-president; Craig A. Parton, treasurer; and Joan R. Crossland, secretary. Distinguished longtime CAMA supporter Nancy L. Wood, past board member and past president of the CAMA Women’s Board, has been elected Director Emeritus.