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Chief Information Officer

Phone: (404) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.org
American Cancer Society Inc
250 Williams Street Nw
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
United States

Company Description: The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with more than a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
    The University of Georgia
  • bachelor's degree , political science
    The University of Georgia
  • B.A. , Political Science
    The University of Georgia
  • M.B.A
    The University of Georgia
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GCLA - Leaders, 11 Nov 2015 [cached]
Jay Ferro CIO American Cancer Society
Jay Ferro American Cancer ..., 11 Nov 2015 [cached]
Jay Ferro American Cancer Society
Jay Ferro
Jay is currently Chief Information Officer for the American Cancer Society (ACS), a nationwide, community-­--based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the American Cancer Society has hundreds of local offices nationwide and a presence in more than 5,000 communities. Jay is responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the Global Information Technology organization. Additionally, Jay has been a leader in ACS's historic transformation, which includes the consolidation of 12 independent divisions into one agile and focused global entity dedicated to saving more lives and curing cancer.
Prior to joining ACS in 2012, Jay served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AdCare Health Systems, a rapidly growing and recognized innovator in health care facility management. Jay spent the previous seven years at American International Group (AIG), most recently as VP and CIO for AIG Aerospace, a leading global aerospace insurer. At AIG, Jay implemented numerous improvements that delivered substantial value to the organization while managing significant organizational change in a turbulent market. Prior to that, Jay also served as CFO for Operations and Systems, leading multiple global initiatives that resulted in millions of dollars in savings.
Jay is a recognized thought leader in the Information Technology arena and is a frequent guest speaker in Atlanta and Nationwide. He's been featured in multiple publications, including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and CIO Magazine. Ferro was also selected to join Leadership Atlanta's Class of 2015 and participate in a rigorous year-­--long leadership development program alongside other prominent Atlanta leaders. In recognition of his accomplishments, Jay was selected as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011, and is currently serving as Chair for the Georgia CIO Leadership Association.
TechBridge Appoints New Board Chair and New Board Member -, 11 April 2015 [cached]
Atlanta, GA - July 18, 2013 - TechBridge, a nonprofit that leverages technology to empower the nonprofits that impact our community, is pleased to announce the election of Jay Ferro as Board Chair and the appointment of Karen Renner to its Board of Directors.
Jay Ferro Jay Ferro, Chief Information Officer at the American Cancer Society, has more than 20 years of information technology (IT) experience, including 14 years in executive management, with a proven track record of enabling business strategies through the successful delivery of technology. He serves on the board of UGA's Terry College of Business and is Chairman of the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA), which named him a finalist for Georgia CIO of the Year in 2010 and awarded him Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011. Jay is the 2013-14 Co-Chair of the United Way's IT United campaign, and he volunteers with Women in Technology (WIT) serving on the Advisory Council and as the 2012 and 2013 Co-Host for the WIT Women of the Year Awards. Jay joined the TechBridge Board in 2011 and has served as a Digital Ball Host since 2010.
"And we are pleased that Jay Ferro and Karen Renner - both exceptional technology leaders - are expanding their commitment to TechBridge.
TechBridge brings those tools to nonprofits, at rates they can afford," said Jay Ferro, newly elected Chair of the TechBridge Board.
Jay Ferro, Board Chair, CIO, American Cancer Society
| News Releases | Tags: Jay Ferro, Karen Renner, TechBridge Board of Directors | Tamara Lopata.
Anil Cheriyan, SunTrust Banks, Inc. Chief Information Officer named to TechBridge Board of Directors -, 11 April 2015 [cached]
"With his deep understanding of business process re-engineering, systems transformations and information operations, Anil Cheriyan will be an excellent addition to our Board," said Jay Ferro, CIO American Cancer Society and Chair of the TechBridge Board of Directors.
Board of Directors : Kate's Club, 28 July 2015 [cached]
Jay Ferro American Cancer Society
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