Tom Harty Elected President and COO of Meredith
Jon Werther elected to succeed as national media group president.
Meredith’s Board of Directors has elected Tom Harty as president and COO. In this role, Harty will oversee Meredith’s national and local media groups.
He will continue to report directly to Steve Lacy, Meredith’s chairman and CEO. This change will allow Lacy to focus on expansion and acquisitions, according to a statement from the company.
Harty joined Meredith in 2004, most recently in the role of national media group president. He will relocate to Meredith headquarters in Des Moines.
“I'm excited to lead the best team in the media and marketing industry,” Harty said in a statement. “With our tremendous brands, we are well-positioned to continue expanding our connection to consumers and help clients who want to reach them.”
Harty is replaced by Jon Werther, from his current position of president of Meredith Digital. Werther, who joined Meredith in 2012 as chief strategy officer, also oversees the Better Homes and Gardens and Martha Stewart Living media brands.
Paul Karpowicz will continue his role as local media group president.