Leadership Post-Covid
May 16, 2023 11:45 AM
Steve Lacy CEO of DotDashMedia @Embassy Club West
Leadership Post-Covid

Meeting location at Embassy Club West:

Address (click for driving directions):
Des Moines Embassy Club - West
520 Market St. in West Des Moines, Iowa

 

Steve Lacy was Chairman of the Board of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com), a company committed to service journalism, until November 2020. Lacy joined Meredith in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer from July 2010 until February 2018. Lacy was instrumental in transforming Meredith into the multi-faceted company it is today. He oversaw the launch and aggressive expansion of the company’s digital business, including the acquisition of Allrecipes.com and the Time Inc. digital properties that resulted in cutting-edge capabilities in areas such as digital, mobile, social and database marketing activities. Meredith ranked in the Top 10 digital media companies in the country serving over 150 million unique visitors monthly. Meredith used 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. Lacy earned both a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (1976) and an MBA (1977) from Kansas State University, is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist. He began his career in the public accounting field, spending 10 years with Deloitte & Touche. Today, Lacy serves on the Boards of Hormel Foods Corporation, First Interstate BancSystem,Inc., The Kansas State University Alumni Association and the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. In the Des Moines community, Lacy is past Chair of The Des Moines Redevelopment Corporation, the Greater Des Moines Partnership Board and United Way of Central Iowa’s annual campaign and has served in leadership positions with the American Red Cross, Junior Achievement, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Easter Seals and the Dowling Catholic High School Foundation. Steve and Cathy Lacy have been married for 40 years and have a son Paul (35) who is a Project Engineer for a construction firm in Denver and Mary (32) who is a Doctor of Pharmacy practicing at a hospital in Denver.