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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
Chief Executive Officer of Florida Division
Chief Cancer Control Officer
Senior Vice President of Prevention and Early Detection
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

American Cancer Society, Inc. Key Developments

The American Cancer Society Announces Board Appointments

The American Cancer Society announced the election of three new members including Amit Kumar, PhD, of San Jose, California; Joseph M. Naylor of San Ramon, California; and William D. Novelli of Bethesda, Maryland, to the 2017 American Cancer Society Board of Directors. In addition, the new key officer leadership positions were announced which include, Arnold M. Baskies, MD, FACS, as new Chair of the Board, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Kevin J. Cullen, MD, Vice Chair, Baltimore, Maryland; Lewis E. Foxhall, MD, Board Scientific Officer, Houston, Texas; John Alfonso, CPA, CGMA, Secretary/Treasurer, Bellerose Village, New York; and Scarlott K. Mueller, MPH, RN, Immediate Past Chair, Gainesville, Florida. Directors are elected for a two-year term, and officers hold their position for a one-year term. The Board is responsible for setting policy, establishing long-term goals, monitoring general operations, and approving the organizational outcomes and allocation of resources. Amit Kumar is the Executive Chairman of ITUS Corporation. He is an experienced research scientist, executive, and investor. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Kumar has performed and managed research programs in both cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. Joseph M. Naylor is vice president of Policy, Government, and Public Affairs for Chevron Corporation, a position he has held since April 2016. He is responsible for U.S. and international government relations, all aspects of communications, and the company's worldwide corporate responsibility activities. William D. Novelli is a professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He is also co-chair of C-TAC. Previously, he served as CEO of AARP. Prior to AARP, he was President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, where he now serves as chairman of the board. Arnold M. Baskies is a medical director at Virtua Health Systems in southern New Jersey, where he specializes in surgical oncology and general surgery.  Kevin J. Cullen is the director at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Lewis E. Foxhall is the vice president for Health Policy and professor of Clinical Cancer Prevention at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He currently serves on the High Plains Division Board and is a former Secretary of the ACS CAN Board of Directors. John Alfonso is a partner in the CohnReznick LLP. He has more than 25 years of experience providing audit, accounting, tax, and consulting services to not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Alfonso has served on the Eastern Division Board and has been a member of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors since 2011. Scarlott K. Mueller Mueller retired as the vice president and chief nursing officer at the North Florida Regional Medical Center.

American Cancer Society Appoints Amit Kumar as Director

ITUS Corporation announced that Dr. Amit Kumar, the company's Executive Chairman, has been appointed to serve on the National Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society.

American Cancer Society Names Sharon Byers as New Chief Development and Marketing Officer

American Cancer Society named Sharon Byers its new chief development and marketing officer. Byers has been chief development officer since November 2015. Her expanded role will focus on brand relevance, strategic alliances and revenue growth. Previously, Byers was senior vice president of sports, entertainment and community marketing partnerships for North America at The Coca-Cola Co.

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