Longtime Atlantan Shari Dollinger was named co-executive director of Christians United for Israel on April 16.

She is sharing the leadership of the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization with Diana Hagee, the wife of CUFI founder and Chairman John Hagee.

Hagee had served as the chief of staff to her husband, while Dollinger had been the organization’s associate director since 2007.

“Diana and Shari are perfectly equipped to handle the organization’s day-to-day affairs as well as plan for what we see on the horizon,” Pastor Hagee said. “For years, Diana and Shari have been working hand in hand behind the scenes to harness the power of the American Christian Zionist community into an effective voice for Israel. Without their vital contribution, we would not be the organization we are today, and with these two women leading the staff, I am extremely optimistic about our future.”

CUFI’s founding executive director, David Brog, also is Jewish and remains on the executive board.

CUFI, which will hold its Washington summit July 23 and 24, recently topped 4 million members.

“Our growth has been explosive. We’ve added 100,000 new members in the past month alone,” Dollinger said in mid-April. “Moving forward, we will maintain the ability to maximize the impact of our members as we simultaneously plan the direction CUFI will take during the coming months and years. There has never been a more exciting or impactful time to be working with CUFI.”

Dollinger is scheduled to be one of the panelists Tuesday afternoon, May 22, in a community discussion about Israel organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.