Vice President of Corporate Alliances
American Cancer Society

For more than 20 years, Howard Byck has created innovative corporate partnerships to maximize business results and deliver social impact in senior roles across a range of industries within the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

Howard is currently Vice President of Corporate Alliances for the American Cancer Society. He is responsible for developing and managing corporate partnerships, cause-marketing campaigns, sponsorships, licensing and workplace giving programs to fund breakthrough cancer research and patient support programs. He recently negotiated the partnership with Avon to be the National Presenting Sponsor of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer which last year raised over $60M in the fight against breast cancer as well as the recently announced $10 million strategic alliance with CVS Health.

After graduating from Cornell University, Howard started his career at The Walt Disney Company, where over a 12-year span he held various positions including Director of Corporate Alliances at Walt Disney World.

Subsequently, he played critical roles as Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Creative Enterprises at Share Our Strength, as Senior Vice President of Lifestyle Products at AARP and as Senior Vice President of Client Services at Strayer Education.

Howard currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Heart of America Foundation, which is dedicated to creating vibrant learning environments in schools across the country having refurbished more than 357 libraries, cafeterias, and educational spaces. He is also a Board Member for the Cornell ILR Alumni Association and a member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network.

He is an avid college sports fan, self-proclaimed “foodie” and proud parent of three children.