September 20, 2014 5:37 AM ET

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
President and Director
Age: 79
Chief Executive Officer of Florida Division
Treasurer and Secretary
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

American Cancer Society, Inc. Key Developments

AccentHealth and American Cancer Society Plan to Jointly Develop Oncology-Specific Content

AccentHealth announced it has entered into a strategic relationship with the American Cancer Society. The companies plan to jointly develop oncology-specific content that will be integrated into the AccentHealth Oncology Network patient education products.

American Cancer Society Announces Board Appointments

American Cancer Society has announced the addition of five new officers to its 2014 national volunteer board of directors during a recent meeting in Atlanta. Pamela Meyerhoffer of Litchfield Park, AZ, a volunteer with the Society, will chair the new board. The officers are the first to join the newly streamlined board after a reorganization of the 100-year-old American Cancer Society. The Society made the decision to reduce the board from 43 members to 21 members after a volunteer task force analyzed the previous board structure and made recommendations to bring it more in line with industry best practices. Other new officers include Robert E. Youle, vice chair, of Denver, Colo.; Douglas K. Kelsey, board scientific officer, of Zionsville, Ind.; Daniel P. Heist, CPA, secretary/treasurer, of State College, Pa.; and Gary M. Reedy, immediate past chair, of Dresher, Pa. Meyerhoffer, FAHP, is the executive director for Wickenburg Community Hospital Foundation in Arizona and serves on the Societys Great West Division Board of Directors. Youle is a 26-year volunteer with the Society and has served on the board of directors for the past six years. Kelsey will serve in the new position of board scientific officer. Heist, who will handle treasury and secretary duties, has been an American Cancer Society volunteer for more than 20 years and has served on the board of directors since 2008.

American Cancer Society Adds Lin MacMaster to its Professional Staff Leadership

As part of a transformative reorganization effort designed to save even more lives from cancer, the American Cancer Society has added a Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer (CRMO) to its professional staff leadership, naming veteran sales and marketing executive Lin MacMaster to the seminal post. In this newly created role, MacMaster will provide strategic leadership to grow the fundraising portfolio of the nations large voluntary health organization, while simultaneously guiding strategic efforts to ensure brand relevance to new and existing supporters. MacMaster, a cancer survivor, brings more than 25 years of experience in revenue growth, brand development, acquisition and retention marketing, qualitative and quantitative research, and data analytics. MacMaster joins the Society after most recently having served as vice president and chief marketing officer of OptumHealth, a division of Optum.

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