Stephen M. Lacy is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Meredith Corporation and Chief Executive Officer, with media and marketing operations across the country. He was elected as CEO effective July 1, 2006 and became Chairman in January 2010.
Meredith publications serve 85 million Americans each month, while its television stations reach 10 percent of all U.S. households on a daily basis. Meredith’s major media brands include Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies’ Home Journal, Family Circle, Parents, and Fitness magazines, and it has local television stations in eight Top 35 markets, including Atlanta, Phoenix and Portland, OR.
Lacy has been instrumental in transforming Meredith into the leading publisher and content provider to women in the United States.He has overseen the integration of the Gruner + Jahr acquisition, the largest in the Company’s history, and the aggressive expansion of Meredith’s marketing communications and digital businesses.
Lacy joined Meredith in 1998 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.He was promoted to President of the Meredith Publishing Group in 2000 and was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 2004.
Lacy serves on the Boards of The Advertising Council and Magazine Publishers of America and is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Directors of The Direct Marketing Association.Lacy is currently the Chair of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Board and also serves on the Boards of the Kansas State University Foundation and United Way of Central Iowa.