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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

American Cancer Society

 American Cancer Society Biography


  Gregory P. Bontrager, chief operating officer for the American Cancer Society, oversees the overall day-to-day operations of the world’s largest voluntary health organization. In this role, he provides leadership and direction to the Office of the Chief Mission Delivery Officer, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Chief Counsel, the Office of Strategy, and to the field operations, Corporate IT, Corporate Communications, Talent Strategy, and Corporate Affairs and Strategic Governance functions. Additionally, he has a matrix supervisory relationship with the Society’s nonprofit, non-partisan 501(c)(4) advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Bontrager served as deputy chief operating officer and chief mission officer at the NHO. Prior to these positions, he was chief executive of the Society’s Great Lakes Division, which encompasses the states of Michigan and Indiana. Under his leadership, the Division became one of the most successful of the Society’s 12 regional affiliates. This experience has provided his nationwide staff leadership with an innovative, community-based perspective.

Mr. Bontrager first joined the American Cancer Society in 1988 as director of development for the former Michigan Division. He later served as the Division’s vice president of development, senior vice president for operations, chief operating officer, and chief executive officer. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Human Services Assembly, an association of the nation’s leading national non-profits in the fields of health, human and community development, and human services. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Karmanos Cancer Institute, the Spring Arbor University Board of Trustees, and the Plante & Moran, LLP/Michigan State University Broad Graduate School of Management Masters Forum.

Mr. Bontrager holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration from Spring Arbor University, a master’s degree in administration from Western Michigan University, and is a graduate of the Emory University Business School Executive Development Institute. Mr. Bontrager is a nationally licensed New York Stock Exchange broker with special emphasis on investment counseling. He is a past recipient of the Spring Arbor University Young Leader Award, and was selected as a Rotary International Young Business Leaders Exchange team member to Japan.

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