Bill Todd, president and CEO of the Georgia Cancer Coalition since 2003, will join the faculty of Georgia Tech College of Management.
"Bill has devoted his career to health care and technology management in Atlanta," said Georgia Tech President G.P. "Bud" Peterson. "He is an entrepreneur and a man of great vision. He brings a wealth of experience and will be an asset to our faculty."
Under Todd's leadership, the Georgia Cancer Coalition invested more than $300 million to support research and prevention efforts to reduce cancer deaths.
Todd's 39-year career has focused on health care and technology management in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the founding president of the Georgia Research Alliance in 1990, nurturing the independent not-for-profit organization that has helped build Georgia's reputation as a center for discovery and invention and fostered major advances in science, medicine and technology. He also founded Encina Technology Ventures in 2000.
Todd began his career at Emory University hospitals, clinics and the medical school, where he held a variety of administrative posts over two decades, ultimately serving as assistant vice president for Medical Administration at the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center.
A 1971 graduate of Georgia Tech’s College of Management, Todd attended the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University. In 2000, he received an honorary doctor of science degree from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. In 2010, Georgia Tech awarded Todd the Ivan Allen, Jr. Prize for Progress and Service.
"Bill's place in the College of Management's Academy of Distinguished Alumni is well deserved," says Dean Steve Salbu. "It's a great honor to have him return to our school as a faculty member and a great privilege for our students to get to learn from such a leader."
Todd is past board chairman of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and a former board member of the Georgia Tech Foundation. He is currently serving on the boards of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the American Cancer Society and Georgia Tech Ireland. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and a member of the Commerce Club, and Druid Hills and East Lake Golf Clubs. A fourth generation Atlantan, he has been named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Georgia" by Georgia Trend for seven years.
He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two sons, both Georgia Tech graduates. Hayes is senior project engineer with Holder Construction Company, and David is a supply chain IS analyst with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.