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Chief Information Officer

American Cancer Society Inc
250 Williams Street Nw
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
United States

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

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • 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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TechBridge Appoints New Board Chair and New Board Member - TechBridge.org
techbridge.org, 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.
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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.
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"And we are pleased that Jay Ferro and Karen Renner - both exceptional technology leaders - are expanding their commitment to TechBridge.
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TechBridge brings those tools to nonprofits, at rates they can afford," said Jay Ferro, newly elected Chair of the TechBridge Board.
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Jay Ferro, Board Chair, CIO, American Cancer Society
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| 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 - TechBridge.org
techbridge.org, 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.
GCLA - Leaders
www.georgiacio.org, 15 Jan 2015 [cached]
Jay Ferro CIO American Cancer Society
CMO CIO Alignment Imperative
www.cmocioalign.org, 24 Jan 2015 [cached]
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Jay Ferro Chief Information Officer, American Cancer Society
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Jay Ferro Chief Information Officer, American Cancer Society Chief Information Officer
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 more than 900 local offices nationwide and a presence in more than 5,100 communities. Jay is responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the Global Information Technology organization.
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 7 years at AIG (American International Group), most recently as VP and CIO for Chartis Aerospace (formerly AIG Aviation), a leading global aerospace insurer. At Chartis, Jay implemented numerous improvements that have delivered substantial value to the organization while managing significant organizational change in a turbulent market environment. In addition to his role as AVP of Information Technology with AIG Personal Lines, Jay was selected as CFO for Operations and Systems in 2006 and led multiple global IT Finance and Governance Standards initiatives that resulted in millions of dollars in savings for the organization.
Jay continues to be a thought leader in the Information Technology arena and is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, both in Atlanta and Nationwide. 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. His commitment and dedication to community involvement is evidenced by the time and energy he contributes. In 2007, he founded the non-profit group, Priscilla's Promise, in honor of his late wife, which raises funds for cervical cancer education and research, and currently serves as its Executive Director. In 2011 he was elected to the Board of Directors for TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization which helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community.
Jay earned both his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and his Masters of Business Administration from The University of Georgia. Jay 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.
CMO CIO Alignment Imperative
www.cmocioalign.org, 24 Jan 2015 [cached]
Jay Ferro Chief Information Officer, American Cancer Society
read more American Cancer Society
Jay Ferro Chief Information Officer, American Cancer Society Chief Information Officer
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 more than 900 local offices nationwide and a presence in more than 5,100 communities. Jay is responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the Global Information Technology organization.
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 7 years at AIG (American International Group), most recently as VP and CIO for Chartis Aerospace (formerly AIG Aviation), a leading global aerospace insurer. At Chartis, Jay implemented numerous improvements that have delivered substantial value to the organization while managing significant organizational change in a turbulent market environment. In addition to his role as AVP of Information Technology with AIG Personal Lines, Jay was selected as CFO for Operations and Systems in 2006 and led multiple global IT Finance and Governance Standards initiatives that resulted in millions of dollars in savings for the organization.
Jay continues to be a thought leader in the Information Technology arena and is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, both in Atlanta and Nationwide. 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. His commitment and dedication to community involvement is evidenced by the time and energy he contributes. In 2007, he founded the non-profit group, Priscilla's Promise, in honor of his late wife, which raises funds for cervical cancer education and research, and currently serves as its Executive Director. In 2011 he was elected to the Board of Directors for TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization which helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community.
Jay earned both his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and his Masters of Business Administration from The University of Georgia. Jay 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.
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