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William T. Kerr

Meredith Corporation

1997 - Present

Publishing & Print Media

1990 b. 1941
UndergraduateUniversity of Washington
GraduateMA, University of Oxford & MBA, Harvard University
BirthplaceWashington (WA)
Era - 1990

Kerr expanded Meredith Corporation by focusing on its core business and directly managing its financial performance. Over the last few years, the company compounded its earnings per share at 33% per year and tripled its profit margin to 15%. The Meredith Corporation is a leading media and marketing company, which publishes more than 50 home-and-family oriented magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens and Ladies’ Home Journal, and owns a dozen TV stations.