committed to corporate governance.
Chairman of Global Partner Acquisition Corp.
William T. Kerr
William T. Kerr is the Chairman of Global Partner Acquisition Corp.
Previously, Mr. Kerr served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arbitron Inc., a media and marketing research firm, from 2010 to 2013. From July 2006 to January 2010, Mr. Kerr was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Meredith Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange listed diversified media company that publishes magazines, owns and operates local television stations and provides digital marketing services. Mr. Kerr had been a member of the Meredith Corporation Board of Directors since 1994. Mr. Kerr was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meredith Corporation from January 1996 until June 2006. Mr. Kerr was President and Chief Operating Officer of Meredith Corporation, from 1994 to 1996, and President, Magazine Group and Executive Vice President of Meredith, from 1991 to 1994. He previously served as a Vice President of The New York Times Company and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Mr. Kerr also serves as a member of the Board of Penton Media, Inc., a private firm.
He is a past Chairman of The International Federation of the Periodical Press, and serves on the board of The Business Committee for the Arts. He is also a trustee of Oxford University Press (USA) and serves on the board of Harvard Business School Publishing. Mr. Kerr is a past Chairman and an advisory board member of the Magazine Publishers of America and in 2004 was awarded the organization’s Henry Johnson Fisher award in recognition of his lifetime achievements and service to the magazine industry.
Mr. Kerr has been a member of the Board of Directors of Interpublic Group since 2006.