Ricky Koch

Interim Chief Information Officer

Ricky Koch is currently serving as interim chief information officer at the American Cancer Society (ACS). He also serves as senior vice president, digital solutions development and marketing, overseeing the administration, support, and maintenance for all development and marketing applications, donor-facing websites, and data for the enterprise.

Ricky is highly respected by his peers and, with 21 years of service at ACS, his breadth of experience includes nearly every system integration that is currently part of the organization's modernized business operations. In his interim role as chief information officer (CIO), Ricky is responsible for leading ACS’ digital, data, and information technology vision and strategic plans.

In his permanent role, Ricky is responsible for overseeing ACS’ Digital Solutions Development and Marketing team, which supports information technology (IT) services delivered to users, enabling the required operational processes needed for the organization’s partners to be successful by monitoring and maintaining all enterprise applications and data storage for ACS. The team creates and configures donor-facing websites and vendor solutions that provide a quality donation and event participation experience and ensure optimal data quality through seamless integration with all endpoints. Team members also work with the IT Security Risk Management team to ensure any vulnerabilities are identified, patched, resolved, or mitigated. The team works with the entire Digital Solutions department on maintaining the IT roadmap and collaborates with other development and marketing team members to drive continuous improvement in all process areas and deliver on ACS enterprise-wide, mission-critical projects.

Ricky began his career with ACS in 2001, serving various positions related to donations processing, application support, project management, and program management.

Prior to joining ACS, Ricky worked in the insurance industry as a worker's compensation underwriter, automobile underwriter, and property claims adjuster.

Ricky holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management of Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Central Oklahoma.