Kris Kim

Chief Operating Officer

Kris Kim serves as chief operating officer for the American Cancer Society, where she oversees day-to-day operations including the medical and scientific team, finance, field operations, development, marketing, communications, and all traditional business operations. 

Kris’s immediate responsibility is to align organizational resources to support the effective implementation of the American Cancer Society’s new, three-year strategic plan. As part of that responsibility, she will oversee the organization’s revenue portfolio, including American Cancer Society Relay For Life® and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® programs, major gifts, distinguished partners, sports and corporate partnerships, and other revenue-generating strategies. 

Kris brings to the role an extensive working knowledge of the American Cancer Society, as well as established organizational, operational, fundraising, communications, and marketing success. She stepped into the role from her position as executive vice president for the organization’s Northeast Region, where she served as the senior-most executive to drive development and implementation of the American Cancer Society’s mission and income strategies across the Northeastern US. 

Kris joined the American Cancer Society in 1999 as senior vice president for communications and marketing. Building a department from scratch, she created an integrated media relations and marketing strategy for increasing public awareness of the organization’s work. 

Before joining the American Cancer Society, Kris had an accomplished career in journalism and nonprofit and political communications. Immediately prior, she was associate vice president for communications at Planned Parenthood New York City. She is a graduate of Barnard College at Columbia University, and resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband Erik and their twin sons.