The Atlanta Dream will host a very special Women of Inspiration evening presented by Georgia’s Own Credit Union on Tuesday, August 20 at 7 p.m., when the team hosts the Chicago Sky at State Farm Arena. Atlanta will donate money to the honorees charity of choice.
Cathy Engelbert was named the commissioner of the WNBA beginning July 17, 2019 after a serving as CEO of Deloitte.
She was the first woman to lead one of the country’s “Big Four” professional service firms, consisting of Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG, when she took the reigns at Deloitte in 2015.
Engelbert has held a number of other senior leadership positions at Deloitte. She served on the Deloitte LLP Board of Directors and was a member of the board’s Strategic Investment, Finance & Audit, Risk, and Regulatory & Government Relations Committees. She has also served as national managing partner – regions for Deloitte & Touche LLP; deputy national professional practice director; and the financial accounting and reporting services quality risk manager. Engelbert is a past member of the Deloitte LLP Nominating Committee and Deloitte’s Board Council. She has held partner roles serving several of the world’s leading life sciences and pharmaceutical companies and advises multinational companies on financial instrument accounting matters.
She was the chairman of the Center for Audit Quality Governing Board and was listed as one of Fortune’s 2015 Most Powerful Women and among Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York for 2015. Engelbert is also recognized as one of Working Mother magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2016. She is a member of the board of directors of Catalyst, a member of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable, the Business Roundtable, and the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board.
Engelbert received a BS in accounting from Lehigh University and is a certified public accountant licensed in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. She is a member of the Accounting Advisory Board for Lehigh University. She played under Hall of Fame coach Muffet McGraw at Lehigh before McGraw led Notre Dame to two NCAA championships. Engelbert’s father played for the Hall of Famer Jack Ramsay at Saint Joseph’s before being drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1957. She is married and has two children.
Hala Moddelmog is a business and civic leader with more than 20 years in president and CEO roles. She also serves as a corporate director for two NYSE companies – FLEETCOR Technologies and Lamb Weston – and as a board member of several blue-chip nonprofit organizations.
As the first female president and CEO of the nearly 160-year-old Metro Atlanta Chamber, Hala works on behalf of FORTUNE 500 companies and SMEs in the country’s ninth largest metro region. Prior to joining MAC, Hala was president of Arby’s Restaurant Group, president and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the first woman to lead an international restaurant company as president of Church’s Chicken.
Hala’s current nonprofit boards include Georgia Public Broadcasting appointed by the Governor of Georgia, Woodruff Arts Center, The Alliance Theatre co-chair for 2017-2019 and Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business.
Hala has a Master of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgia Southern University. She has attended executive education programs at Harvard Business School and Kellogg School of Management. Georgia Southern University awarded Hala an Honorary Doctorate of Letters.
Jovita Moore joined WSB-TV in 1998. She currently anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on Channel 2 Action News, where she has received several Emmy Awards for her work.
Her previous stations include WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee and KFSM in Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Jovita holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont.
A New York native, Jovita proudly calls Atlanta home. Jovita is a mom of three children, who has donated countless hours to civic associations and non-profit organizations across metro Atlanta. She is a member of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists.
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