Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer Jay Ferro is responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the global information technology of the organization.
is a recognized technology leader, known for creating and executing strategic visions to achieve business goals.
Ferro joined the Society in 2012, bringing a deep personal connection to the fight against cancer.
In 2007, he
founded the nonprofit group Priscilla's Promise
, in honor of his
late wife, who died from cancer.
Priscilla's Promise raises funds for cervical cancer education and research; Ferro currently serves as the group's executive director.
Prior to joining ACS, Ferro served as senior vice president and chief information officer for AdCare Health Systems.
He spent the previous seven years at AIG (American International Group), most recently as vice president and chief information officer for AIG Aviation.
Known as a thought leader in the information technology arena, Ferro
is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, both in Atlanta and nationwide.
Recognized for his accomplishments, Ferro was selected as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011, and he is currently serving as chair for the Georgia CIO Leadership Association.
In addition to his work with Priscilla's Promise, in 2011, he was elected to the board of directors for TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community.
Ferro earned both his BA in political science and his MBA from the University of Georgia.
continues to be involved with his
alma mater, both as a mentor for young alumni and as a member of the alumni board of directors for the Terry College of Business
Ferro lives in the metro Atlanta area with his