Jeff Fehlis is the executive vice president of the American Cancer Society’s South Region, which serves communities in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
As Executive Vice President, Jeff is the South Region’s senior-most staff executive, driving development and implementation of the Society’s mission and income strategies across eight states, and engaging corporate executives, high-level donors and leadership volunteers in furthering the fight against cancer. Under his leadership, staff and volunteers work to remove barriers for cancer patients and their families; increase utilization of cancer prevention strategies and cancer screening tests; engage thousands of volunteers to support community-based programs; inspire and equip companies to provide healthy workplaces; and raise more than $60 million annually to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
In December 2017, Jeff joined the American Cancer Society after a successful career in the airline industry that spanned more than three decades. At Delta Private Jets, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, Jeff served as the Vice President of Sales and Client Services, where he led areas including sales, revenue management, and client services. Prior to joining Delta Private Jets, Jeff was the Managing Director of Global Sales at Delta Airlines where he led the globalization efforts with Delta’s largest distribution partners. He began his career with American Airlines and held various sales and marketing leadership positions in key markets for American within Southwest and California including oversight of sales, market development, sponsorships and community relations in their largest hub in Dallas/Ft. Worth.
Jeff has served on a variety of community boards, including Dallas Zoological Society, SMU Athletic Forum, Wipe Out Kids Cancer, North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee, Paramount Theatre in Austin, the Davey O'Brien Foundation in Ft. Worth, the College Football Assistance Fund and served as a mentor for the Global Business Travel Association. He is actively serving on the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association Board.
Jeff is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Business Administration. He is based out of the Society’s South Regional headquarters in Dallas, Texas.