Hala Moddelmog

Woodruff Arts Center

President & Chief Executive Officer

Hala Moddelmog

Hala Moddelmog is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Woodruff Arts Center, home to the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art. Moddelmog has spent 25 years in president and CEO roles and has served as a corporate director for four NYSE companies. Her career has been spent almost entirely in Atlanta.  

Moddelmog became the Arts Center CEO in September 2020 after serving for six years as the first female President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, where she represented more than 15 Fortune 500 companies in the country’s ninth largest metro. Prior to that role, Moddelmog was President of Atlanta-based Arby’s Restaurant Group, then a division of the Wendy’s Arby’s group, where she dramatically improved the company’s financial performance, tripling net income.   

Previously, Moddelmog served as President and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization. Under her leadership, Komen achieved its first 4-Star Charity Navigator rating and record funding of research grants, with $100 million raised in 2007 for scientific grants. From 1995–2004, Moddelmog served as the first female president of an international QSR chain at Church’s Chicken, leading the brand through a complete transformation.   

Moddelmog has spent nearly a decade serving in volunteer leadership at the Arts Center. She served on the Woodruff Arts Center Board of Trustees from 2011–2017 and has served on the Woodruff Governing Board since 2017. Concurrently she also served on the Alliance Theatre Board of Directors from 2011–2020 and led the Alliance Theatre Board as co-chair from 2017–2019.    

Moddelmog currently serves as a director on the boards of FleetCor Technologies (NYSE:FLT), Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW), and Novolex (a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group). Her service in Atlanta’s nonprofit community includes the Board of Trustees of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Advisory Board of Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, and the Board of Directors of the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission, a governor-appointed position.   

Moddelmog lives in Ansley Park with her husband, Steve. They have two adult children, two sons-in-law, and a granddaughter. 

To contact Hala, email Hala.Moddelmog@woodruffcenter.org