Kevin T. Conroy, 49, local entrepreneur, community leader, and chairman and CEO of Exact Sciences will lead the community’s United Way Campaign in 2016. “We are incredibly pleased with Kevin’s leadership and involvement,” Leslie Ann Howard, United Way President and CEO said. “Kevin has a proven track record of innovation and results, and we are fortunate to engage his leadership for the community’s benefit.”
In his role as Campaign Chair, Kevin will lead the community’s Campaign Cabinet comprised of 40+ community leaders representing every industry. These volunteers are responsible for leading United Way’s workplace campaign, increasing awareness, engagement and philanthropy as a core business strategy for local organizations.
“The United Way is a cornerstone of our community and I’m honored to help support their mission,” Conroy said. “Leslie and her team understand the importance of setting specific goals for strengthening education, income and health in Dane County, remaining focused on outcomes and delivering impactful results.”
“We are particularly enthusiastic about leveraging Kevin’s relationships in the hi-tech and new economy sectors,” Dan Rashke, President and CEO of TASC and 2015 Campaign Chair said. “United Way has always been focused on addressing the community’s most critical issues, and evolving how we partner with the corporate community in their philanthropy and employee engagement goals is necessary to continue our effective results.”
Kevin was named Chairman of the Board of Exact Sciences in March 2014. He continues to serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer as he has since April 2009. In December 2005, he was appointed President and Chief Executive of Third Wave, and served in that position until the company’s acquisition by Hologic in July 2008. He joined Third Wave in July 2004 and served as the company’s general counsel until December 2005. Prior to joining Third Wave, Conroy served as Intellectual Property counsel at GE Healthcare and as a litigator at two Chicago law. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
In the community, Kevin is a Schools of Hope tutor and has served on the Boards of Urban League of Greater Madison, Overture Center for the Arts, Waisman Center, and Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Shelia are United Way Tocqueville Society members and the proud parents of three daughters.
Exact Sciences Corp. (exactsciences.com) is a molecular diagnostics company focused on the early detection of colorectal cancer. The company has exclusive intellectual property protecting its convenient, noninvasive stool-based DNA technology for the detection of colorectal cancer.