Chief Financial Officer
Catherine Mickle is the chief financial officer for the American Cancer Society, the largest nationwide voluntary health organization raising approximately $900 million annually. Catherine also serves as the chief financial officer of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, a 501(c)4 organization and sister organization of the American Cancer Society.
Prior to joining the American Cancer Society in 2003, Mickle was the finance director and treasurer for the Turner Foundation, Inc., a private family foundation created by philanthropist Ted Turner that provides grants to environmental and population-control organizations. During that time, she was also the finance director and treasurer for the Captain Planet Foundation, a public charity that provides environmental education to children around the world.
Mickle began her career in public accounting in the Business Assurance area of Coopers & Lybrand LLP primarily serving clients in the healthcare and not-for-profit industries such as large health systems, specialty hospitals, hospice, dental health maintenance organizations, life insurance companies and physician practices.
Catherine received a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration, with high distinction, from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as well as a member of the AICPA Not-for-Profit Organizations Expert Panel and the Financial Accounting Standards Board Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council and Not-For-Profit Resource Group. Catherine has taught non-profit financial management at Georgia State University and currently serves as Board treasurer for both The Giving Kitchen and Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse.