Woodruff Arts Center names new CEO | Arts & Culture
ATLANTA -- Virginia Hepner has been elected president and CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center.
Hepner will replace retiring president Joe Bankoff, the center announced Monday.
"We are fortunate and delighted to have Virginia as our new president," Woodruff Arts Center Board of Trustees chairman Larry Gellerstedt III said in a statement. "Joe has set a high bar for leadership, and we know from first-hand experience that Virginia is more than up to the challenge."
Hepner worked for Wachovia for 25 years, eventually rising to executive president and senior manager of U.S. Corporate Finance. She also served as interim director for the center's Young Audiences program from October 2010 to August 2011. Hepner holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.
"I am grateful for the board's support and determined to reward its confidence," Hepner said upon being elected president and CEO. "I am also indebted to Joe [Bankoff] for advancing the center's vision, governance and outreach, among other achievements, all of which are key as we approach our second half-century."
Learn more about the center at www.woodruffcenter.org.