The Association of Magazine Media

Tom Harty

President and Chief Operating Officer

Meredith Corporation

Tom Harty is President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his current role, Harty served as President of Meredith’s National Media Group, a position he assumed in 2010. Harty has been a major contributor to the company’s success since joining Meredith in 2004. 

Harty has played a key leadership role in the development and execution of Meredith’s strategic initiatives, helping Meredith increase its connection to the American consumer through growth in magazine audience, online traffic, brand licensing and marketing services. These initiatives include the acquisition of and subsequent launch of Allrecipes magazine, as well as adding the Martha Stewart Living, Rachael Ray Every Day, FamilyFun, Parenting, EatingWell and brands to the Meredith portfolio. 

Additionally, under Harty’s leadership Meredith has expanded its advertising and digital revenue platforms, which led to Meredith being named the No. 1 rated Media Company by Advertiser Perceptions in 2010 and 2013. 

Prior to his joining Meredith, Harty served as Senior Vice President, General Manager for The Golf Digest Companies, a division of Advance Magazines. His broad media company experience includes key leadership positions with TV Guide, where he served as Vice President and Publisher; and Reader’s Digest, where he was Advertising Director. In addition, Harty has held key business positions with The New York Times Company, Forbes and Gruner + Jahr USA. 

Harty is currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Association of Magazine Media. He holds an MBA from Iona College and a B.S. in Business Administration from Castleton University.