Ricky Koch is chief information officer at the American Cancer Society (ACS). In this role, he leads the American Cancer Society’s digital, data, and information technology vision and strategic plans in support of the organization’s goals.
As CIO, Ricky works to create value across the organization and for ACS constituents and leads the continuing process of modernizing ACS’ present infrastructure environment via Cloud migration and adoption of software as a service (SaaS) platforms. Under Ricky’s guidance, ACS is continuing priority work to digitize and monetize technology and information assets, as well as leverage emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, big data, and cloud computing to enhance donor and volunteer engagement. He serves as a key member of the organization’s Executive Team.
Prior to his current role, Ricky served 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. In this role he led ACS’ Digital Solutions Development and Marketing team, which supports information technology 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.
Ricky is highly respected among 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. He began his career with ACS in 2001, serving in 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 information systems (MIS) from the University of Central Oklahoma.