Workplace Solutions, Building a healthy workforce.


There are more than 400 members of the American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer program who represent a powerful network that includes the most prominent names in business today. The companies led by these chief executives employ and impact more than 6.5 million workers across the United States. Members bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to find, prevent, treat, and cure this disease, which costs U.S. employers $225.8 billion each year.

Member Benefits

  • Enhance your brand image through collaboration and increased visibility with the American Cancer Society, an organization with 96 percent positive brand recognition (Harris Interactive American Cancer Society 2009 Image Study).
  • Increase awareness and understanding of evidence-based strategies to reduce workforce cancer risk and associated costs.
  • Learn about the economic and community impact of cancer in the United States and globally.
  • Learn about international, nationwide, and community strategies to engage in cancer prevention and early detection.
  • Learn from companies already utilizing effective strategies to combat the effects of cancer with their own employee population.
  • Gain access to American Cancer Society tools and information necessary to implement company-specific cancer prevention and early detection strategies.
  • Increase productivity through the reduction of absenteeism, and improve employee morale.

State Chapters

Arizona Chapter
California Chapter
Colorado Chapter
Florida Chapter
Georgia Chapter
Illinois Chapter
Kentucky Chapter
Maryland Chapter
Minnesota Chapter
Missouri Chapter
Nevada Chapter
New England Chapter
New Jersey Chapter
New York Chapter
North Carolina Chapter
Pennsylvania Chapter
Tennessee Chapter
Texas Chapter - Gulf Coast
Texas Chapter - North Texas
Washington Chapter
Wisconsin Chapter

If you're interested in helping develop a CEOs Against Cancer chapter near you, please contact Tarsha Calloway at the American Cancer Society, at 404.949.6413 or

Member Testimonials

  • "As Leaders we have the responsibility to help our colleagues avoid and overcome the curse of cancer. Today, through CEOs Against Cancer, we have a tremendous opportunity to devise and implement measures that can truly make a difference in improving health and quality of life."

    George Buckley

    Chairman, President and CEO
    3M Company
  • "CEOs Against Cancer offers a simple meeting that brings together a powerhouse of (Illinois) corporate executives to discuss their best practices regarding employee health and the fight against cancer. It’s inspirational and a very wise use of time."

    Doris Christopher

    Founder and Chairman
    The Pampered Chef
  • "The American Cancer Society did a complete assessment of our wellness program. This helped us see where we were succeeding and where we had room to improve. Linking our employees to Society programs such as Active for Life and tobacco cessation coaching enhanced our health benefits while giving everyone the hands-on tools to pursue healthy, cancer-free lives."

    Craig Duchossois

    Duchossois Industries, Inc.
  • "Preventing cancer must be a priority in our state. If we address root causes – such as tobacco use, physical inactivity and unhealthy eating – we can improve health, save lives and make health care more affordable and accessible to all. Blue Cross is pleased to work with the American Cancer Society in working to prevent and successfully treat cancer. I encourage other Minnesota business leaders to join in this effort."

    Pat Geraghty

    President and CEO
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • "As a cancer fighting company, we are committed to wellness programs that help to prevent this disease among our employees. We are pleased to partner with CEOs Against Cancer in this cause. We urge all employers to join us in this battle by implementing their own cancer prevention and wellness programs."

    Timothy Guertin

    President, CEO & Director
    Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
  • "CEOs Against Cancer brings together the people who have tremendous power to change the fact of cancer in (Minnesota). When corporate executives of this caliber share best practices in conjunction with the latest information from the American Cancer Society, we can look forward to real change for the better."

    Russell Huffer

    Chairman and CEO
    Apogee Enterprises, Inc.
  • "One in two men and one in three women will get cancer. While those statistics are certainly daunting, remarkable progress is being made in cancer research. Today, people are living longer with cancer and more people are being cured. Along with expanded research, increasing public awareness about cancer is also leading to earlier diagnoses, treatments, and preventions for this terrible disease. The effective outreach of CEO’s Against Cancer is a great source of hope and I am thrilled to participate in this wonderful initiative."

    Sherry Lansing

    The Sherry Lansing Foundation
  • "As corporate leaders we have the ability to make an impact on the lives of our employees and those in the communities we serve. If we use our talents and energies to face a common foe like cancer, there's no telling what we can accomplish."

    Allan "Bud" Selig

    Commissioner of Major League Baseball
  • "CEOs Against Cancer provides the tools you need to engage your workforce in the pursuit of long-term health. We invite you to explore the many benefits this program can help you deliver for your employees and their families."

    Glenn Tilton

    Chairman, President and CEO
    UAL Corporation and United Air Lines
  • "As charter members of CEOs Against Cancer, Walgreens has encouraged and motivated employees to make positive lifestyle changes – and maintain them. Ours is a tobacco-free campus, and our tobacco-cessation program and lower health insurance premiums for nonsmokers encourage our employees to be tobacco-free. We also raise awareness through periodic lunch-and-learn programs that feature health experts; charitable giving efforts, including our annual corporate Charity Choice campaign that supports the American Cancer Society and our in-store fundraising support for Relay For Life events and more. As a national leader in pharmacy, health and wellness programs, we are committed to the health of our employees. I hope you’ll join CEOs Against Cancer, for the health of your employees, those they care about and your organization."

    Greg Wasson

    President and CEO

Contact Information

Arizona Chapter

Chair: Pamela Conboy of Wells Fargo

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Linda Houser-Zenonian
Contact Linda Houser-Zenonian at

California Chapter

Chair: Gary Radine of Delta Dental.
Honorary Chair: Sherry Lansing of The Sherry Lansing Foundation

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Jennifer Berg Sobotka
Contact Jennifer Berg Sobotka at

Colorado Chapter

Chair: Steve Bangert of CoBiz Financial, Inc
Vice Chairs: Mike Matthews of Wells Fargo, Shannon Block of Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Karen Hill
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Florida Chapter

Chair: Pat Geraghty of Florida Blue

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Kim Staczek
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Georgia Chapter

Chair: Morgan Kendrick of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia
Vice Chairs: John Fox of Emory Healthcare, John Dewberry of Dewberry Capital, Inc, Lizanne Thomas of Jones Day Atlanta

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Rachel Vassel
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Illinois Chapter


Mark C. Thierer of Catamaran Corp.

Vice Chairs: Gregory Q. Brown of Motorola Solutions, Inc., Gregory C. Case of Aon, Craig J. Duchossois of The Duchossois Group, Joseph A. Gregoire of PNC, Patricia Hemingway Hall of Health Care Service Corporation, Robert L. Parkinson, Jr. of Baxter International Inc. and James H. Skogsbergh of Advocate Health Care Illinois

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Robin Dawson
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Kentucky Chapter (New Chapter Launch)

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Dennis P. Adams
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Maryland Chapter

Chair (MD): Leslie Simmons, RN,FACHE of Carroll Hospital Center
Chair (DC): TBA

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Tina Zeff and Chuck Daniels
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Minnesota Chapter

Chair: TBD
Vice Chairs: Michael Guyette of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota andIngeThulin of 3M Company

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Kim Bailey
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Missouri Chapter

Chair: Warner Baxter of Ameren Missouri
Vice Chair: Richard Navarre of Peabody Energy and George Paz of Express Scripts, Inc

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Members: Jason McClelland
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Nevada Chapter

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Julia DeFehr
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New England Chapter

Chair: TBD

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Members: Mary Davis and Howard Goodrow
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New Jersey Chapter

Vice Chairs:

Joseph A. Trunfio, PhD, of Atlantic Health System and Ronald L. Nelsonof Avis Budget Group, Inc.

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: David Reis
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New York Chapter

Chair: John Veihmeyer of KPMG

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Anthony Marino
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Pennsylvania Chapter

Vice Chairs: Steve Collisof AmerisourceBergen; Doug Yearleyof Toll Brothers and Terrence Cavanaugh of Erie Insurance

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Members: Jennifer Lombardo and Leanne Schepner
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Tennessee Chapter

Vice Chairs: Stephen C. Reynolds of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, Joseph DiPietro of University of Tennessee, and Damon Hininger of CCA

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Clint Cummins
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Texas Chapter – Gulf Coast (Pre-Launch Chapter)
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Ledner Cummingham
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Texas Chapter – North Texas (Pre-Launch Chapter)
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Christi Erickson
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Washington Chapter

Vice Chairs: Dr. Paul Ramsey of University of Washington School of Medicine, and Phyllis Campbell of JP Morgan Chase Pacific Northwest

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Becca McMillan
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Wisconsin Chapter

Chair: Lawrence G. Schreiber of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wisconsin
Vice Chairs: Jon Greenberg of Milwaukee Admirals, Jerome Janzer of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. and Kimberly Schmidt of Educated Solutions Corporation

American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Maryann Raash

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