Ellen McElligott joins American Cancer Society as Senior Director
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has hired Ellen McElligott to help lead its North Central Region as Senior Director, Corporate Relations & Account Operations. She will be based in Chicago and report to Vice President, Regional Distinguished Partners Peter Steele.
"Passion, energy, and inspired leadership describe Ellen most accurately," said Mr. Steele. "She's clearly demonstrated in her career that she understands what it takes to change a community and how to lead the charge for genuine impact. The American Cancer Society is thrilled to continue to level up its impact under her leadership."
Ms. McElligott has a decade’s worth of experience managing corporate partnerships and philanthropic relationships. She is a Navy veteran, with a deeply personal motivation for joining the ACS.
"Joining the American Cancer Society is a calling," said Ms. McElligott. "I wanted to be part of this team that's attacking cancer from every angle. I lost my five year old cousin to Neuroblastoma in 2004. Not a single day goes by without thinking of him. I want to ensure that no other family ever has to go through what we did. Every minute, we're closer to a cure, and I'm incredibly excited to raise funds that are critical to our success. We've all been touched by cancer, and we're in this fight together."