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Stephen M. Lacy

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Meredith Corp.
Overview
Relationships
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Family Members
Education
Memberships
Career History
Boards & Committees
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
Public Holdings
Transactions
Awards & Honors
Events

Stephen M. Lacy

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Meredith Corp.

Overview

Primary Location
Des Moines, IA, United States
Birth Location
Shawnee Mission, KS
Age
63 (Born 1955)
Notable Companies
Publishing Group of America, Inc.

Meredith Publishing Group

Johnson & Higgins
Awards
3
Board Seats
16
Number of Relationships
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President & Chief Operating Officer at Meredith Corp.

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors at Meredith Corp.

Vice Chairman-Executive Committee at United Way of Central Iowa

Chairman & Managing Director at illbruck GmbH

Chief Executive Officer & Director at FBL Financial Group, Inc.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Great Western Bancorp, Inc. - South Dakota

Chief Development Officer & General Counsel at Meredith Corp.

Partner at Eaglepoint Advisors LLC

Former President, Worldwide Financial Services Division at Deere & Co.

President & General Manager, Meredith Magazines-National Media Group at Meredith Corp.
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RelSci
January 4, 2018
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
November 28, 2017
USA Today
November 28, 2017
Los Angeles Times
November 28, 2017
The New York Times
November 28, 2017
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Former Director of Health Promotion Program at Central Iowa Hospital Corporation
IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF THE COMMUNITY THROUGH HEALING, CARING AND TEACHING.

Educational Background

MBA 
Class of 1977 
The Kansas State University College of Business Administration is an accredited institution with a dynamic curriculum. Our programs are guided by business executives throughout the country, who advise our faculty on workforce needs. Our curriculum, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, is designed to challenge students and teach them team-building skills.
Bachelor's in Accounting 
Class of 1976 
Kansas State University, commonly shortened to Kansas State or K-State, is public research university with its main campus in Manhattan, Kansas, United States. Kansas State is the oldest public university in the state of Kansas.It had a record high enrollment of 24,378 students for the Fall 2012 semester.Branch campuses are located in Salina and Olathe. Salina houses the College of Technology and Aviation. The Olathe Innovation Campus is the academic research presence within the Kansas Bioscience Park, where graduate students participate in research bioenergy, animal health, plant science and food safety and security.The university is classified as a research university with high research (RU/H) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Memberships

Member
Current
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants provides vocational education in accounting. The company provides services to the accounting community, regulatory bodies, and other organizations. It also operates in Jersey City, Washington, and Lewisville. It was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.
Member
Current
The Business Roundtable advocates public policies that ensure economic growth. It considers public policy issues which contains groups like the construction users anti-inflation roundtable, a group devoted to containing construction costs; and the labor law study committee, made up of labor relations executives of major companies. The Business Roundtable was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.
Member
Current
Financial Executives International enhances member professional development through peer networking, career planning services, conferences, publications and special reports, and research. Its members include Chief Financial Officers, Vice Presidents of Finance, Treasurers, and Controllers. The company was founded in December 1931 and is headquartered in Morristown, NJ.
Member
Prior
Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded on March 9, 1856, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Its founders were Noble Leslie DeVotie, Nathan Elams Cockrell, John Barratt Rudulph, John Webb Kerr, Samuel Marion Dennis, Wade Hampton Foster, Abner Edwin Patton, and Thomas Chappell Cook. The mission of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is to promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, and service for our members based upon the ideals set forth by our Founders and as specifically enunciated in our creed, "The True Gentleman."

Career History

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
1998 - Current
Meredith Corp. engages in the media and marketing activities. It operates through the Local Media and National Media segments. The Local Media segment includes television stations. It also has websites, mobile-optimized websites, and mobile applications. The National Media segment consists of national consumer media brands delivered via multiple media platforms including print magazines and digital and mobile media, brand licensing activities, database-related activities, and business-to-business marketing products and services. The company was founded by Edwin Thomas Meredith in 1902 and is headquartered in Des Moines, IA.
President
2000 - 2004
Publishing Group of America, Inc. offers multimedia publishing services. Its brands include Relish, Spry, American Profile, Smarty Cents, Daily Parent, PGOA Studios and Blogger Next Door. It offers America’s food, health, parenting, finance and entertainment content within engaging online, social, blogging, video, tablet and mobile platforms. The company was founded by Lee Daniel Hammond, Steve Young and Stephen C. Duggan in 1999 and is headquartered in Mercer Island, WA.
President
2000 - 2004
The Meredith Publishing Group, the country’s foremost home and family authority, features 17 magazine brands, including Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies’ Home Journal and American Baby, and more than 160 special interest publications. Meredith owns 12 television stations, including properties in top-20 markets such as Atlanta and Phoenix.
President
1992 - 1997
Johnson & Higgins was one of the largest brokerage firms in the world until it sold out to Marsh & McLennan in 1997. Initially founded in 1845 as Jones & Johnson by Walter Restored Jones, Jr. and Henry Ward Johnson, the company acquired its new name in 1854 when A. Foster Higgins replaced Jones who left to do business on his own. By the 1990s, the company transitioned itself from an established broker of marine and other insurance policies to a provider of a full range of insurance consulting services. Now over 150 years later, Johnson & Higgins is the fifth-largest insurance brokerage firm in the world and the largest that is privately owned.
President
1988 - 1992
Commtron Corp., is the largest entertainment software distributor. In June 1992, Ingram Entertainment Inc., then the second largest distributor in the industry, acquired and merged with Commtron Corp.
Professional
Prior
Deloitte LLP provides audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services. It offers human capital, regulatory, risk, strategy and operations, and technology services. The company was founded on March 7, 1995 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Member, Board of Directors
2015 - Current
Great Western Bancorp, Inc. is a full-service regional bank holding company. It focuses on business and agribusiness banking, complemented by retail banking and wealth management services. The company's loan portfolio consists primarily of business loans, which include commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and agribusiness loans. Great Western Bancorp was founded in July 2014 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD.
Member, Board of Directors
2015 - Current
Great Western Bank operates as a financial services organization that provides a comprehensive and integrated financial products and services. It provides products including certificates of deposit, checking, credit cards, home mortgages, loans, mobile banking, online banking and financial solutions. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD.
Member, Board of Directors
2011 - Current
Our founder, George A. Hormel held a strong commitment to quality, which was based on providing his customers a superior product that would keep them coming back for more. This vision is kept alive with products that retain the quality and flavor of the first products he offered. Today, our innovative products are a flavorful part of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and party solutions—all created with convenience in mind to accommodate the busy schedule of you and your family. From the beginning, George was concerned about waste and cleanliness in the process of making great food products. In keeping with his high standards, Hormel Foods has been recognized for quality, safety and employee training. As a responsible steward of the environment, we have set goals to reduce the impact we have on the environment we all share. In addition,Hormel Foods is active through the Hormel Foods Charitable Trust, which focuses its community giving on education, hunger and health. We invite you to become more familiar with the diverse array of wholesome and great-tasting foods that are part of the Hormel brand—as relevant, delicious and high-quality as ever.
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
2004 - Current
Meredith Corp. engages in the media and marketing activities. It operates through the Local Media and National Media segments. The Local Media segment includes television stations. It also has websites, mobile-optimized websites, and mobile applications. The National Media segment consists of national consumer media brands delivered via multiple media platforms including print magazines and digital and mobile media, brand licensing activities, database-related activities, and business-to-business marketing products and services. The company was founded by Edwin Thomas Meredith in 1902 and is headquartered in Des Moines, IA.
Director
Current
IFRRO began in 1980 as a working group of the Copyright Committee of the International Publishers Association and the International Group of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM). It was at the May 1984 meeting in Oslo that this working group became an informal consortium called the International Forum for Reproduction Rights Organisations. This change acknowledged the more direct participation of authors and other rightsowners within the group. In April 1988 in Copenhagen, IFRRO became a formal federation eligible to speak on behalf of its constituents before various international bodies such as WIPO, UNESCO, the European Community, and the Council of Europe.
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Chair, Board of Directors
Current
The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines improves quality of life for all by promoting charitable giving, connecting donors with causes they care about and providing leadership on important community issues...we're simply better together.
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Current
The Kansas State University Foundation was established in 1944 as the official fundraising organization for Kansas State University. It is a separate, independent entity chartered by the state of Kansas as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education corporation. Gifts made to support K-State through the KSU Foundation are used according to the donor’s wishes, and may not be reallocated by the state. Gifts to the foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Chairman, Board of Directors
Current
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media is the industry association for multi-platform magazine companies. Established in 1919, MPA represents 175 domestic magazine media companies with more than 900 titles, approximately 30 international companies and more than 100 associate members. Staffed by magazine media specialists, MPA is headquartered in New York City, with a government affairs office in Washington, DC. MPA is a non-profit organization representing magazine media, print and digital. MPA provides an organized forum in which publishers can advance their common interests.
Member, Board of Directors
Current
The Advertising Council, Inc. promotes public service campaigns. It carries out pro bono ad campaigns on behalf of both government and private organizations. The company campaigns on children's issues, health, community, environment and family matters. The council relies on volunteer efforts from advertising firms. The Advertising Council was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Member, Board of Directors
Current
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization serving Greater Des Moines. Its mission is to maximize local resources to address opportunities for economic and community growth. The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization serving Central Iowa. Together with 20 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce and 4,700 business members which employ a workforce of more than 150,000, the Partnership works to grow opportunity, create jobs, and promote the best place to build a business, a career, and a future.
Member, Business Advisory Council
Current
The Kansas State University College of Business Administration is an accredited institution with a dynamic curriculum. Our programs are guided by business executives throughout the country, who advise our faculty on workforce needs. Our curriculum, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, is designed to challenge students and teach them team-building skills.
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Founded in 1919, Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics, and free enterprise in order to improve the quality of their lives. JA brings the free enterprise system to life in the classroom and teaches young people the importance of staying in school. JA’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA is one of a few global non-profits to use independent, third-party evaluators to gauge the impact of its programs. Since 1993, independent evaluators have conducted studies on JA’s effectiveness. Findings prove that JA has a positive impact in a number of critical areas. These results are available, for free, upon request. Additionally, JA’s programs meet the guidelines established by the FCAT and No Child Left Behind legislation. Junior Achievement of Central Iowa’s Impact: For the 2011-2012 school year, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa reached over 25,000 students in almost 1,000 classes with over 1,800 volunteers.
Member, Honorary Board of Directors
Current
For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. And we have over a century of volunteers, donors, and advocates just like you to thank. It all started in 1904, when a young New York City court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boys come through his courtroom. He recognized that caring adults could help many of these kids stay out of trouble, and he set out to find volunteers. That marked the beginning of the Big Brothers movement. At around the same time, the members of a group called Ladies of Charity were befriending girls who had come through the New York Children’s Court. That group would later become Catholic Big Sisters. Both groups continued to work independently until 1977, when Big Brothers Association and Big Sisters International joined forces and became Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. More than 100 years later, Big Brothers Big Sisters remains true to our founders’ vision of bringing caring role models into the lives of children. And, today, Big Brothers Big Sisters currently operates in all 50 states—and in 12 countries around the world.
Director
Prior
United Way of Central Iowa provides educational and health services. The firm convenes and unites action in three areas: education, income and health. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Des Moines, IA.
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Direct Marketing Association, Inc. provides direct marketing services and solutions. The firm offers lobbying, events, research, and development. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
President, Board of Directors
Tenure Unconfirmed

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $2,499
2014
$1M
2013
The Kansas State University College of Business Administration is an accredited institution with a dynamic curriculum. Our programs are guided by business executives throughout the country, who advise our faculty on workforce needs. Our curriculum, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, is designed to challenge students and teach them team-building skills.
$2,500 - $4,999
2013
$10K - $25K
2013
The Kansas State University Foundation was established in 1944 as the official fundraising organization for Kansas State University. It is a separate, independent entity chartered by the state of Kansas as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education corporation. Gifts made to support K-State through the KSU Foundation are used according to the donor’s wishes, and may not be reallocated by the state. Gifts to the foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
$75K - $100K
2012
United Way of Central Iowa provides educational and health services. The firm convenes and unites action in three areas: education, income and health. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Des Moines, IA.
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Political Donations

$2,500
2012
$1,000
2009
Senator from Iowa
$1,000
2009
$1,000
2009
$1,000
2007
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Public Holdings

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Transactions

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Meredith Corp. purchases Bertelsmann AG /4 Magazines from Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing Co.

Awards & Honors

Professional Certification
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Professional Certification
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans - Certified Employee Benefit Specialist
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Outstanding Philanthropist

Events

Speaker
Westin New York at Times Square-New York, NY
2013 UBS Global Media and Communications Conference
Speaker
One South County Road-Palm Beach, FL
2012 Deutsche Media & Telecommunications Conference
Emerging Meida & Telecommunication Technologies

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