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Virginia Hepner 

Virginia A. Hepner is the President and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, GA. In 2005 she retired from Wachovia Bank as an EVP after a 25-year career in corporate finance with the firm. Subsequently, in the non-profit sector she served in Interim Director roles for Young Audiences, Atlanta Ballet, and Brand Atlanta. Ms. Hepner is a Director of State Bank & Trust Company and State Bank Financial Corporation and a Director of Oxford Industries, Inc. She also serves on the boards of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Midtown Alliance, ACVB, Penn Institute for Urban Research, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Endowment Board, the Service Advisory Board for Mayor Kasim Reed, and the Scheller College of Business Advisory Board at Georgia Tech. She is the recipient of the 2015 Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award honoring exemplary for-profit corporate board service by a female director. Past honors include the City of Atlanta Phoenix Award, Lexus Leader of the Arts, YWCA Woman of Achievement, and the Outstanding Partner Award from The Home Depot. Virginia holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from The Wharton School and attended the J.L. Kellogg Graduate Business School of Management at Northwestern University.