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Mr. Jay Ferro

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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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Web References
GCLA - Leaders
www.georgiacio.org, 11 Dec 2014 [cached]
Jay Ferro, CIO American Cancer Society
As CIO, Jay Ferro leads the American Cancer Society's nationwide Information Technology system in delivering effective and impactful technology support to its mission in creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Prior to joining the Society's national headquarters, Ferro served as senior vice president and CIO of AdCare Health Systems, a recognized innovator in senior living and health care facility management. Prior to AdCare, Ferro was vice president and CIO for Chartis Aerospace (formerly AIG Aviation), a leading global aerospace insurer, where he implemented numerous improvements and managed significant organizational change in a turbulent market environment. In an earlier role with the AIG Personal Lines subsidiary, Ferro served as Chief Financial Officer for operations and systems and led multiple global IT finance and governance standards initiatives. In 2007, Ferro founded the nonprofit group "Priscilla's Promise" in honor of his late wife who passed away from cervical cancer. Priscilla's Promise raises funds for cervical cancer education and research.
Jay ...
www.hmgstrategy.com, 2 Sept 2014 [cached]
Jay Ferro CIO American Cancer Society
TechBridge Appoints New Board Chair and New Board Member | TechBridge.org
techbridge.org, 29 May 2014 [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.
2011 Georgia “Chief Information Officer of the Year†joins American Cancer Society
www.atlantatrend.org, 29 Feb 2012 [cached]
The American Cancer Society, the nation's largest voluntary health organization, has hired Jacob "Jay" Ferro Jr. as its Chief Information Officer (CIO). Ferro comes to the Society's national headquarters most recently from AdCare Health Systems, a recognized innovator in senior living and health care facility management where he served as senior vice president and CIO. In his new role, Ferro will lead the Society's nationwide Information Technology system in delivering effective and impactful technology support to its mission in creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
"Having a contemporary thought leader in the information technology arena is crucial to our lifesaving mission, and we're pleased to have Jay on board to serve in this role," said Gregory P. Bontrager, the Society's chief operating officer.
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"Ferro brings with him a wealth of knowledge and leadership in the IT space; and a passion for our mission, having been touched personally by cancer."
In 2007, Ferro founded the nonprofit group "Priscilla's Promise" in honor of his late wife who passed away from cervical cancer. Priscilla's Promise raises funds for cervical cancer education and research, and has benefited the American Cancer Society.
Ferro currently serves as vice chair for the Georgia CIO Leadership Association, where he was selected as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011. Prior to joining AdCare, Ferro was vice president and CIO for Chartis Aerospace (formerly AIG Aviation), a leading global aerospace insurer, where he implemented numerous improvements and managed significant organizational change in a turbulent market environment. In an earlier role with the AIG Personal Lines subsidiary, Ferro served as Chief Financial Officer for operations and systems and led multiple global IT finance and governance standards initiatives.
I had the pleasure of speaking ...
www.hmgstrategy.com, 2 Sept 2014 [cached]
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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