Alvin Katz, CPA Elected to the Board of Directors for Maryland/Israel Development Center December 29, 2015 Alvin Katz, CPA and Co-Founder of KatzAbosch has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC). The MIDC is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes trade and investment between Maryland and Israeli companies. It is a public-private partnership of the Maryland Department of Commerce, Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Trade and The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development is an additional partner. The mission of the MIDC is to foster bilateral trade and investment between Israel and Maryland. Alvin Katz is a Co-Founder of KatzAbosch and has been with the Firm since its inception 46 years ago. From 1989 through 2009, Alvin Katz served as President and CEO of KatzAbosch. Since co-founding the firm in 1969 with John Abosch, he has been instrumental in the firm’s success and growth to become one of the top 300 accounting firms in the United States. He is now a Director in the firm. Alvin provides a full range of services for clients, including management advisory services, tax planning, general business advice and consulting, and mergers & acquisitions consulting. Alvin earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Baltimore and is a current member of the following associations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member and Virtual Grassroots Panel Member; Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), Member and Blue Ribbon Panel Member; The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Board Member; Kennedy Krieger Institute, Chair of the Planned Giving Advisory Council; Herbert Bearman Foundation, Advisory Board Member; The Gerson G. and Sandy F. Eisenberg Foundation, Inc., Public Director; The Harry Weinberg Family Foundation, Inc., Public Director; and The Center Club, Board of Trustees. He has received many awards including: Hometown Hero, American Red Cross of Central Maryland, 2010; 2004 Innovator of the Year, The Daily Record; Maryland’s Top 50 CPAs, Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine 2004; and Beth Israel Congregation’s “Man of the Year” 1985. Alvin resides in Baltimore County with his wife, Elaine.