Biography

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Biography PhotoSteven J. Smith
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Journal Communications, Inc.

Steven J. Smith, 62, is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Smith was elected Chief Executive Officer in March 1998 and Chairman in December 1998. Mr. Smith was President from 1992 to 1998, and added the title of Chief Operating Officer in 1996. Mr. Smith has been a director since May 2003 and is a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Smith was a director of our predecessor company since June 1987. Mr. Smith is also a director of Badger Meter, Inc., where he is chair of the employee benefit plans committee and a member of the audit and compliance committee.