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Mr. Jay Ferro

Chief Information Officer

American Cancer Society Inc

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American Cancer Society Inc

250 Williams Street Nw

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

United States

Company Description

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts ... more

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Employment History

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

AdCare Health Systems , Inc.


Board Member
TechBridge Inc

Board Member
Terry College of Business

Advisory Board Member
HMG Strategy , LLC

Board of Regents Member
University System of Georgia

Board Member

National Chief Information Officer Advisory Council Member
MeetingTrack Inc



Political Science


Bachelor of Arts

Political Science

University of Georgia


The University of Georgia




University of Georgia

bachelor's degree

political science

The University of Georgia

political science degree

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TechBridge Appoints New Board Members - [cached]

Jay Ferro, Darnell Frymire, Bill Nussey, Karen Painter Join Board of Directors

Atlanta - March 6, 2012 - Atlanta-based TechBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to improving our community by helping nonprofits be more impactful through technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of several Atlanta area executives to its Board of Directors - Jay Ferro, Darnell Frymire, Bill Nussey, and Karen Painter.
Jay Ferro, chief information officer at the American Cancer Society, has more than 20 years of IT experience, including 12 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 membership chair of the Georgia CIO Leadership Association, which named him a finalist for Georgia CIO of the Year in 2010 and awarded him Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011. Mr. Ferro has volunteered extensively with TechBridge and founded Priscilla's Promise, a nonprofit that promotes cervical cancer awareness and raises funds for cervical cancer research, in honor of his late wife, Priscilla Ferro.

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Jay Ferro joined the American Cancer Society with a very personal connection to the disease. He lost his wife to cervical cancer in early 2007. She had, in many ways been his inspiration to become a CIO, as she was his cheerleader, and someone on whom he could lean as he pursued an MBA while working full-time. He established a foundation in her honor called Priscilla's Promise. Despite his ... Read News

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Jay Ferro Chief Information Officer

Chief Information Officer Jay Ferro is responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the global information technology of the organization. He 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. He 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 three sons.

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When Jay joined the ACS, it was a decentralized organization with over a dozen independent divisions. Jay was tasked with creating a unified IT function across the ACS. In many ways, his efforts would blaze a trail for the rest of the organization.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Jay Ferro recently. Jay is the CIO at the American Cancer Society, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year.

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