Industry News | August 1, 2012

Arby's Foundation Names Newest Board of Trustees

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The Arby’s Foundation, the charitable-giving arm for Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of a new board of trustees.

The board is comprised of leadership from Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. and its franchisees, suppliers, and community representatives with relevant skills and a passion for helping to end childhood hunger in America.

“The appointment of this new board of trustees represents a tremendous gain to the Arby’s Foundation,” says Hala Moddelmog, chairman of the Arby’s Foundation and president of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. “The combined representation of the Arby’s brand and the extraordinary experience and reputations of our community representatives will be extremely valuable as we continue to raise awareness and work to end childhood hunger in America.” 

The new 2012-2013 board includes:

  • Chairman: Hala Moddelmog, president, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.
  • Vice Chairman: Jo Ann Herold, vice president, communications & PR, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.
  • Secretary: John L. Gray, vice president, corporate communications, Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.
  • Treasurer: Danton Nolan, vice president, finance, Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.
  • Trustees: Susan Adzick, vice president sales and marketing, McLane Foodservice; Claire Arnold, CEO, Leapfrog Services, Inc.; Kendall Bailey, owner, The Bailey Company (Arby’s Franchisee); Ed Baker, publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle; Scott Boatwright, senior vice president, operations, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.; Bill Bolling, founder and CEO, Atlanta Community Food Bank; Karen Bremer, executive director, Georgia Restaurant Association; David Cox, president, ARCOP (Arby’s Purchasing Cooperative); Andy D’Agosto, director of operations, Panda, Inc. (Arby’s Franchisee); John Davis, president, US Beef (Arby’s Franchisee); Terri Evans, founder and president, Bcauz Marketing; Troy Foote, COO and partner, Premier Restaurants, LLC. (Arby’s Franchisee); James Kennedy, senior executive director national accounts, Proctor and Gamble; Steve Lanham, vice president business development, PepsiCo Foodservice; Linda Matzigkeit, chief administrative officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; William Pate, president and CEO, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Chuck Sliker, vice president, operations integration and measurement, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.

Arby’s is the largest quick-service restaurant chain to partner in a nationwide effort with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign and is the first No Kid Hungry campaign partner to collectively raise more than $2.2 million in the first year of a partnership. Arby’s and the Arby’s Foundation have generated significant national awareness of the childhood hunger movement by leveraging its restaurants and digital and social media properties in the fight to end childhood hunger in America.

The Arby’s Foundation will continue the partnership with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign in 2012 and beyond by continuing efforts to raise awareness and funds to improve access to feeding programs in local communities.

The Arby’s Foundation will also continue supporting Share Our Strength’s national and state campaigns to ensure American children are connected to the meals they need to grow and thrive.

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