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Daniel P. Heist, CPA, is the director of the internal audit at Pennsylvania State University with 30 years of accounting, auditing, and management experience. As a key administrator member, Dan transitioned Penn state’s internal audit function towards a risk-based audit approach using enterprise-wide risk assessment and a consultative, customer service focus.

Dan has volunteered with the American Cancer Society since 1988 and has held leadership positions at every level of the organization, including service on the former East Central Division Board. Dan presently serves as chair of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors, having served as a member of the Board since 2009.

As a Board member, Dan has served on several committees including Audit, Compensation, Finance, Governance, Nominating, and Revenue and Marketing. He has also served on the Investment Sub-committee, the IT Audit Subgroup, and the Enterprise Risk Management Task Force.

Dan also served as a Director-at-Large for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Board of Directors and as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee from 2014-2017.

In honor of his dedication to our mission, Dan received the American Cancer Society St. George National Award in 2013.

Dan received his bachelors of science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.

Most Recent Releases
Dec 9, 2019

The American Cancer Society (ACS) announces three new members and the newly-elected leadership officers to the Board of Directors, with all terms beginning on January 1, 2020. "We are honored to...

Dec 5, 2019

A new study finds more than two-fold differences between counties with the lowest and highest rates of surgery for patients with early stage lung cancer, with socioeconomic and healthcare delivery...

Dec 4, 2019

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Flatiron Health today announced the launch of the American Cancer Society & Flatiron Health Real-World Data Impact Award. This joint grant-making program...

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