Banner Before Header

Meredith Corporation Board Elects Don Baer Lead Independent Director

0 1,017

Meredith Corporation announced that the Meredith Board of Directors has elected Donald A. Baer as Lead Independent Director, effective Feb. 1, 2020.

Baer has been a member of the Meredith Board since 2014.  In his new role, Baer will collaborate with Chairman Steve Lacy, Vice Chairman Mell Meredith, and President and CEO Tom Harty on setting agendas for Board meetings, including executive sessions; facilitate discussion among the independent directors on key issues outside of Board meetings; and provide advice and counsel to the Board as requested.

“Don’s career has included leadership roles as a media and communications executive for a wide range of business, government, political and non-profit enterprises,” said Lacy.  “We look forward to working together with Don in his expanded role with the Meredith Board of Directors.”

Marketing Technology News: Avaya and RingCentral Introduce Avaya Cloud Office, Making Cloud Communications Simple

“I am excited about the great opportunities ahead for Meredith and working with my Board colleagues to help bring them to life,” said Baer.

Baer, 65, is the Founder and CEO of Palisades Strategic Advisors and former CEO and Worldwide Chair of Burson-Marsteller, where he served on the senior leadership team for 12 years, including the last two as Global Chair of BCW following a 2018 merger with Cohn & Wolfe.  Before joining Burson-Marsteller, Baer was Senior Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development at global media company Discovery Communications, home of the Discovery Channel and media properties in 170 countries.

Marketing Technology News: Avaya and RingCentral Introduce Avaya Cloud Office, Making Cloud Communications Simple

Before joining Discovery, Baer served as a senior advisor to President Bill Clinton, including roles as White House Director of Strategic Planning and Communications and Chief Speechwriter. Before that, Baer was a journalist at U.S. News & World Report and The American Lawyer, and a media lawyer in New York City.

Baer earned a B.A. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Phi Beta Kappa), a Master’s in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law. Baer is currently the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow and a Hauser Leader at Harvard’s Kennedy School.

In addition to Meredith, Baer serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of PBS.

Marketing Technology News: Hmmm, So Google Cloud Platform Earned the Company $8.92 Billion as Revenues in 2019

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.