Executive Vice President and Operating Officer, Mid-South Division
Kelly Doss is the executive vice president and operating officer of the American Cancer Society's Mid-South Division, which serves communities in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
As executive vice president and operating officer, Kelly is the Mid-South Division's senior-most staff executive, driving development and implementation of the Society's mission and income strategies across six states, and engaging corporate executives, high-level donors, and leadership volunteers in furthering the fight against cancer. Under his leadership, the Division serves 59,000 cancer patients and caregivers; engages thousands of volunteers to support community-based programs; inspires and equips hundreds of companies to provide healthy workplaces; and raises $48 million annually to help more people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
Kelly has a long history with our organization. He served for 17 years as the Mid-South Division's chief financial officer, was promoted to senior vice president of operations and was named the Mid-South Division executive vice president in October 2013. Kelly brings a long history of experience gained during his career with the American Cancer Society, which spans over three decades. He began his career in the Alabama Division in 1984 as the finance director and held several positions including income director, deputy EVP, and interim EVP. He has been responsible for numerous operational departments including human resources, finance and accounting, information technology, data management, facility management, purchasing and was heavily involved with the development and operations of the five Mid-South Hope Lodge® facilities.
Kelly earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and has taken several post-graduate business courses. He is actively involved in his church where he serves as the chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Parish Council. He is also a past board member of the Just Keep Smiling Foundation that provides funding to alleviate the financial burden for families with critically ill children and served on the Board of Trustees of his local Fire and Rescue Department.
Having lost both of his grandfathers to cancer, Kelly is dedicated in a personal way to the fight against the disease and strives to provide a challenging but enjoyable workplace for career oriented staff and an rewarding organization to serve for volunteers. He enjoys traveling, snow skiing, boating, and weekends at the lake. He resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife Carla. They have three grown children and two granddaughters.