Former Head of Cancer Coalition to Join Georgia Tech Faculty

Bill Todd to become part of Georgia Tech’s College of Management

Bill Todd, president and CEO of the Georgia Cancer Coalition since 2003, will join the faculty of Georgia Tech’s College of Management. 

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Bill Todd, President and C.E.O. of the Georgia Cancer Coalition since 2003, will join the faculty of Georgia Tech’s College of Management. 

“Bill has devoted his career to healthcare and technology management in Atlanta. He is an entrepreneur and a man of great vision,” said Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson.  “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 healthcare and technology management in Atlanta. 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 during 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 from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. In 2010, Georgia Tech awarded Todd the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service.

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. 

Todd and his wife, Elizabeth, have two sons, both Georgia Tech graduates. Hayes is a senior project engineer with Holder Construction Company, and David is a supply chain information systems analyst with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.