​Metro Atlanta Chamber Makes Key Leadership Announcement

February 18, 2016

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) recently announced that Janice Rys has been promoted to Chief Development Officer, and David Hartnett has been promoted to the Senior Vice President of Economic Development. “MAC is in a ...

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The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) recently announced that Janice Rys has been promoted to Chief Development Officer, and David Hartnett has been promoted to the Senior Vice President of Economic Development.

“MAC is in a unique position to capitalize on the strength and experience of a highly capable leadership team to support our continued strong performance and commitment to the region,” said Hala Moddelmog, MAC President and CEO. “I’m confident that the changes we announced today will continue to help us grow the region, attract talent and secure jobs.”

Rys, Chief Development Officer, will expand her current role to lead MAC’s membership development efforts and be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all revenue generation for MAC, growing its investor base; cultivating relationships with investors, the board, and prospective investors; providing strategic leadership and planning for future development needs.

In Hartnett’s previous role as the Vice President of Economic Development, Industry Expansion, he led the team focused on strengthening relationships within MAC’s targeted economic clusters: bioscience-health IT, technology, mobility, supply chain and clean tech. He will join the senior leadership team and oversee all of MAC’s economic development efforts, but also continue to focus on industry expansion.

Along with having its senior leadership team in place, MAC’s 2016 chair, Jenner Wood, Corporate Executive Vice President of SunTrust Bank, announced that MAC has also secured its board chair-elects for 2017 and 2018. The MAC 2017 chair-elect is Jeffrey Sprecher, President and CEO, InterContinental Exchange and Chairman, New York Stock Exchange; and 2018 will be led by Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility. Lurie assumes the 2018 chair-elect position after Ralph de la Vega’s recent promotion to Vice Chairman of AT&T and his pending move to Dallas.

The following 2016 board members were appointed to serve as chairs of the following MAC Councils and Committees:

  • Atlanta Sports Council: Ron Rogowski, Vice President, Global Brand & Sponsorship, UPS​
  • Bioscience Leadership Council: Robert Hendricks, SVP, CIO/CTO, McKesson Technology Solutions
  • Economic Development Committee: Mike Donnelly, President, Atlanta Region – Atlanta Community Bank, Wells Fargo
  • Educated Workforce Committee: Shan Cooper, Chief Supply Chain & Technology Officer, WestRock Co.
  • Global Commerce Council: Reggie Walker, Market Managing Partner, PwC
  • Infrastructure Committee: David Allman, Founder & Chairman, Regent Partners
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship Advisory Council: Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University and Jeffrey C. Sprecher, Chairman & CEO, Intercontinental Exchange and Chairman, New York Stock Exchange
  • Investor Relations Committee: Jenner Wood, Corporate Executive Vice President, SunTrust Bank
  • MAC PAC: Hank Linginfelter, EVP – Distribution Operations, AGL Resources
  • Mobility Leadership Council: Michael Zeto, General Manager and Executive Director of Smart Cities, AT&T Mobility
  • Mobility Task Force: Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility at AT&T
  • Public Policy Advisory Board: Richard Dugas, Chairman, President & CEO, PulteGroup
  • Supply Chain Leadership Council: Mark Wallace, Senior Vice President, Global Engineering & Sustainability, UPS
  • Technology Leadership Council: David Cummings, CEO, Atlanta Ventures and Founder, Atlanta Tech Village
  • Young + Restless Committee: Fred Roselli, Senior Director of Communications for the Boys and Girls Club of America


About the Metro Atlanta Chamber
The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta's quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region. The Chamber is also focused on growing the region's innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta's innovation and entrepreneurial culture. MAC is committed to being an active voice for the business community, serving as an advocate for a competitive business climate and telling Atlanta's story. For more information, visit www.metroatlantachamber.com