Mid-South Executive Bios

Kelly Doss

Kelly Doss
Executive Vice-President
Mid-South Division, Inc.
American Cancer Society

Kelly Doss is the Executive Vice-President of the American Cancer Society’s Mid-South Division which serves communities in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. 

As Executive Vice President and Operating Officer, Kelly is the Mid-South Division’s senior-most staff executive, driving development and implementation of the Society’s mission and income strategies across six states, and engaging corporate executives, high-level donors, and leadership volunteers in furthering the fight against cancer. Under his leadership, the Division serves 59,000 cancer patients and caregivers; engages thousands of volunteers to support community-based programs; inspires and equips hundreds of companies to provide healthy workplaces; and raises $53,000,000 annually to help more people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

Kelly has a long history with our organization. He served for 17 years as the Mid-South Division’s chief financial officer, was promoted to Senior Vice President Operations and was named the Mid-South Division Executive Vice President in October 2013. Kelly brings a long history of experience gained during his 30 year career with the American Cancer Society. He began his career in the Alabama Division in 1984 as the Finance Director and held several positions including Income Director, Deputy EVP and Interim EVP. He was heavily involved with the development and operations of the five Mid-South Hope Lodges.

Kelly earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and has taken several post graduate business courses. He is actively involved in his church where he serves as the Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Parish Council. He is also a past board member of the Just Keep Smiling Foundation that provides funding to alleviate the financial burden for families with critically ill children.

Having lost both of his grandfathers to cancer, Kelly is dedicated in a personal way to the fight against the disease and strives to provide a challenging but enjoyable workplace for career oriented staff and an rewarding organization to serve for volunteers. He enjoys snow skiing, boating and weekends at the lake. He resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife Carla. They have three grown children and one granddaughter

Ed Coulter

Ed Coulter, Ed.D.
President - Board of Directors
Mid-South Division, Inc.
American Cancer Society 

 Ed Coulter, of Mountain Home, Ark. is the 2013 President of the Board of Directors of the Mid-South Division.  

Ed recently retired in 2012 from Arkansas State University as Chancellor after a 46-year history in education. Specifically, he served  42-years in higher education serving as consultant, professor and many executive level positions.  

Ed has been a long-time advocate for the American Cancer Society serving in many roles.  Additionally, he has served as: 

  • Past Board President, American Association of Community Colleges
  • 2013 Member American Cancer Society, National Board of Directors
  • Board Member, American Cancer Society, Mid South Division
    Council for Resource Development (CRD), Annual Conference Speaker
  • Arkansas Assoc. of College and University Business Officers -President, Vice President
  • Advisory Board of the Arkansas State Scholarship Program and Conference Committee
  • Arkansas Small Business Administration Advisory Board
    Independent College Fund of Arkansas
  • Arkansas Advisory Board for Title I
  • Board Member, Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence