Dru Rai

Chief Information Officer

Dru Rai serves as chief information officer for the American Cancer Society. Dru is responsible for driving the digital and information technology strategies to create value across the organization and for its constituents. As the chief information officer, Dru collaborates with marketing, development, program leaders, finance, and other key functional stakeholders to implement strategy in an environment where innovation is an integral and differentiating component for both organizational culture and brand. 

Dru will help lead the next generation of transformation for the American Cancer Society, leveraging emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and cloud computing to enhance donor, volunteer, and patient engagement across the customer journey. This includes web and mobile platforms, social media channels and eCommerce.

Prior to joining the American Cancer Society, Dru served in leadership roles overseeing national and global digital product and technology services for notable businesses such as Ball Aerospace & Packaging Corporation, Dupont Coatings, and General Electric. Early in 2020, after a long and rewarding career in the private sector, Dru chose to redirect his career path to the nonprofit sector and has most recently served as the chief digital officer/chief information officer for Goodwill Industries.

Dru received his Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from GB Pant University in India, and he earned his MBA in operations management at the University of Connecticut.