Executive Director of Health Initiatives, Scheller College of Management, Georgia Tech

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Bill Todd joined the Scheller College of Management faculty this past year as Executive Director of Health Initiatives. As such he has developed two courses in Healthcare Management and teaches in the Entrepreneurship Forum. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he served as President and CEO of the Georgia Cancer Coalition for eight years. Under his leadership, the Georgia Cancer Coalition invested more than $300 million to support research and prevention efforts to reduce cancer deaths.

Todd's 40-year career has focused on health care and technology management in 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 that has 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.

Todd is past board chairman of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and a former board member of the Georgia Tech Foundation. He is past member 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. A fourth generation Atlantan, he has been named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Georgia" by Georgia Trend for seven years.