Stephen M. Lacy | Chairman
Steve Lacy is Executive Chairman of Meredith Corporation, the leading media and marketing company reaching nearly 200 million unduplicated American consumers monthly, including 85 percent of U.S. Millennial women. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms − including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video − to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.
Since joining Meredith in 1998, Lacy has been instrumental in transforming it into the multiplatform company it is today. In his previous role as Chairman and CEO, he oversaw Meredith’s acquisition of Time Inc., creating a media powerhouse with the leading brands in the celebrity, lifestyle, food, home, parenting, wellness, news and sports content areas with 60 million active subscribers. It also transformed Meredith into a Top 10 digital player with 170 million monthly unique visitors. Prior to the Time deal, Lacy led the acquisition of many popular national media brands – including Allrecipes, Shape and Martha Stewart Living – as well as a significant expansion of Meredith’s television footprint by adding stations in the Phoenix, St. Louis, Mobile and Springfield, MA markets. He has also spearheaded the rapid expansion of Meredith’s brand licensing and marketing services activities.
He is currently chairman of the board for MPA – The Association of Magazine Media.