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Company Overview of American Cancer Society, Inc.

Company Overview

American Cancer Society, Inc. provides private cancer research funds in the United States. It offers $90 million a year. The company generates income by marketing its name for antismoking nicotine patches and orange juice. American Cancer Society, Inc. was formerly known as American Society for the Control of Cancer and changed its name in 1945. The company was founded in 1913 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia with an additional office in Austin, Texas.

1599 Clifton Road, N.E.

Atlanta, GA 30329-4251

United States

Founded in 1913





Key Executives for American Cancer Society, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
President and Director
Age: 80
Chief Executive Officer of Florida Division
Chief Cancer Control Officer
Senior Vice President of Prevention and Early Detection
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

American Cancer Society, Inc. Key Developments

American Cancer Society Names Sharon Byers as Chief Development Officer

Sharon Byers has been named chief development officer of the American Cancer Society. In her new role, Byers will provide leadership to grow the fundraising portfolio of the nations voluntary health organization, while simultaneously guiding efforts to ensure brand relevance to new and existing supporters as part of the Societys work to focus on the most effective strategies to fight cancer on a national and global scale. Byers will be responsible for overseeing all income properties including Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, as well as major gifts, distinguished partners, and other revenue-generating functions such as sports and corporate partnerships. Byers most recently served as senior vice president of Sports, Entertainment, and Community Marketing Partnerships for North America at The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, her team managed more than 500 strategic partnerships including premier properties such as the Olympics, NCAA, NBA, NASCAR, LeBron James, Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, and American Idol.

American Cancer Society Announces Executive Changes

The American Cancer Society announced that Gary M. Reedy has been selected by the Society's Board of Directors as its next chief executive officer, effective April 27, 2015. Reedy replaces John Seffrin, Ph.D., who has served as CEO of the Society since 1992 and previously announced his retirement in January 2014. Reedy joins the Society after serving as Worldwide Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy with Johnson & Johnson. During his 37-year career in the health care industry, Reedy held senior leadership positions with SmithKline Beecham, Centocor, and Johnson & Johnson. He retired from Johnson & Johnson March 27, 2015.

American Cancer Society Appoints Rosemarie 'Rosie' Henson as Senior Vice President for Prevention and Early Detection, Effective January 2015

The American Cancer Society announced that Rosemarie 'Rosie' Henson, senior advisor to the assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will join the Society as senior vice president for prevention and early detection, effective January 2015. Henson, MSSW, MPH, will be a member of the Society's Cancer Control team, headed by Dr. Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer. She brings more than 20 years of public health leadership experience to this position with major contributions in cancer control, tobacco control, childhood obesity, viral hepatitis, health disparities and global health. In addition, Henson served as the director of CDC's Office on Smoking and Health from 2001 to 2004 and directed CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program that has screened millions of underserved women across the nation.

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