Arthur Katz succeed Chuck Berk this month as the chairman of the Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds’ Atlanta Campaign Advisory Council.

Berk filled the post the past two years. The organization announced regional sales in excess of $44 million for 2015.

“We look forward to continuing our long-term sales growth pattern and contributing more than our region’s share of the national goal,” Katz said in a press release.

Israel announced a goal of over $1 billion in sales in the United States, the fourth year in a row Israel Bonds will try to exceed that level of U.S. sales. The Southeast Regional Office intends to exceed $50 million in sales for 2016.

Katz is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He is one of a limited number of recipients of the Coast Guard Academy’s Hall of Heroes, Wall of Glory designation, recognizing him for bravery under fire during the Vietnam War.

Among his top positions in the volunteer world was his presidency of Temple Emanu-El during the congregation’s formative years and almost two decades on the board of Marcus Jewish Community Center.

In June he will again become co-president of Temple Emanu-El.

He made his mark in the executive recruiting field as CEO of the Dunwoody Group, a franchise within the Management Recruiters’ international system. As a member of the parent corporation’s hall of fame and ring of honor, he continues to recruit while serving as chairman emeritus.

He and his wife of 52 years, Carol, are the parents of three daughters and seven grandchildren, all of whom grew up in the Sandy Springs/Dunwoody area.

The Israel Bonds organization emphasizes the resilience of Israel’s economy, the investment value of the bonds, and the importance of using the bonds as a repudiation of the boycott, divestment and sanctions agenda.