Hala Moddelmog is the first female president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber which serves as a catalyst for business partnerships and coalitions to drive economic growth across the 29-county region. Prior to joining MAC, Moddelmog was president of Atlanta-based Arby’s Restaurant Group, an international quick-service restaurant chain with 3,500 units and annual system-wide sales of approximately $3 billion. As president, she led the brand to 12 consecutive quarters of comparable store sales increases and increased EBITDA by 80 percent from 2011 to 2012.
Moddelmog also served as president and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest grassroots organization working to eradicate breast cancer. She was also the first woman to lead an international restaurant company when, in 1995, she was named president of Church’s Chicken, a brand with more than 1,500 restaurants in 15 countries and nearly $1 billion in system sales.
Moddelmog is a dedicated community advocate and serves on multiple boards including the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission and the Woodruff Arts Center among others. She has also served on the boards of two New York Stock Exchange companies. Moddelmog received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Georgia Southern University.