Senior Vice President, Information Technology
As senior vice president, information technology, Blake is responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the Information Technology organization within the American Cancer Society. Additionally, his team leads our nationwide initiatives to become more focused, agile, efficient, and effective in our lifesaving mission to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer.
Since joining the American Cancer Society in 2013 as vice president of architecture and data management, Blake has focused on the strategic planning of processes to store, manage, and protect all American Cancer Society data, ensuring all users have reliable and timely information at their disposal. He also handles improvements to the security of our information, as well as takes the lead on solution design, business intelligence, and data management. He ushered us into a near-real-time data infrastructure where reporting and analytics occur at interactive speeds versus overnight delivery, and on data that is less than a day old versus one week.
With more than 23 years of experience, Blake has been instrumental in organizing enterprise architecture teams and streamlining design practices. He has provided centralized methodology for architecture, built multiple data management and business intelligence teams from the ground up, and led enterprise and solution architecture teams.
His background has involved application development, but most of his career has been spent in data – transforming information into value, as well as evolving legacy enterprises into scalable and adaptable architectures.
Before joining the American Cancer Society, Blake served as director of enterprise architecture and data services with Access Insurance. His experience also includes CompuCredit Corp., where he served as executive director of enterprise development and data services, managing high-impact development and architecture teams in a highly transactional financial services environment.
Raised in Houston, Texas, Blake attended Texas A&M College of Engineering, where he studied computer science. He resides with his wife and one son in Canton, Georgia.