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Dave Lew

Executive Headshot Dave Lew

Dave Lew

Chief Marketing Officer

Dave Lew serves as chief marketing officer for the American Cancer Society. In this key role, Dave leads all marketing operations for the American Cancer Society to help best tell the story of the impact the organization has on the lives of patients, families, and the more than 18 million cancer survivors in the US today.

As CMO, Dave is responsible for crafting and executing a cohesive brand strategy for the American Cancer Society that not only improves the lives of cancer patients but also has the potential to transform the lives of millions more; and leading marketing revenue with a focus on fundraising activities conducted through digital channels.

Dave has more than two decades of experience leading audience-focused strategy and marketing, brand, research, product innovation and sales for multiple lines of business. Prior to ACS Dave served as SVP of strategic marketing at ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he led marketing initiatives to sustain, cultivate, and grow the brand and attract new, diverse supporters. Other previous work includes leadership roles at Vitamix and nearly 20 years of marketing and business leadership at Newell Brands, where Dave led marketing work for iconic global brands such as Coleman, Contigo, Sharpie, and Calphalon.

Dave has a passion for the cancer fight and has been a longtime National Hero Ambassador and marathon runner for St. Jude for the past decade. Dave is also chairman of the Board of GRIP Outreach For Youth, a Chicago-based nonprofit. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Emory University Goizueta Business School, where he received an MBA in Marketing and Strategy. Dave lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with his wife and three children.