Hala Moddelmog

Woodruff Arts Center

President & Chief Executive Officer

Hala Moddelmog

Hala Moddelmog is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Woodruff Arts Center. Moddelmog has spent 30 years in President and CEO roles and served as a Corporate Director for four New York Stock Exchange companies and a Carlyle Group private portfolio company board. She has spent the majority of her career in Atlanta.

Moddelmog became President and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center in September 2020 after serving almost six years as the first female President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, where she represented 15 Fortune 500 companies and the business community in the country’s sixth largest metropolitan area. Prior to that role, Moddelmog was President of Atlanta-based Arby’s Restaurant Group, then a division of the Wendy’s Arby’s Group. 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 Four-Star Charity Navigator rating. From 1995 to 2004, Moddelmog was the first female president of an international QSR chain at Church’s Chicken, leading the brand through a complete transformation.

Moddelmog has spent more than a decade in volunteer leadership at the Woodruff Arts Center, having served on the Arts Center’s Governing Board since 2017 and the Arts Center’s Board of Trustees since 2011. She also served on the Alliance Theatre Board of Directors from 2011 to 2020 and led the Alliance Theatre Board as Co-Chair from 2017 to 2019.

Moddelmog serves as a director on the boards of Corpay (NYSE:CPAY) and Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW). Her service in Atlanta’s nonprofit community includes the Executive Committee of Midtown Alliance and the Board of Trustees of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where she chairs the Quality Committee.

In 2007, Georgia Southern University awarded her an Honorary Doctorate of Letters. She earned her Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Georgia and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgia Southern University. She has attended executive education programs on board leadership and director development at Harvard Business School and Kellogg School of Management.

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

To contact Hala, email hala.moddelmog@woodruffcenter.org