Larry "Bud" Meyer is retiring as senior communications officer on Feb. 1 from the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
He joined the foundation in November 1995 as director of communications. He became vice president of communications in 2002, and vice president and secretary in 2004. He supervised the foundation's communications department, media and public relations efforts, publications and web sites.
Prior to work at Knight, Meyer worked at The Miami Herald from 1981 to 1995, serving as executive assistant to the publisher his last four years. He also worked as a reporter and editor at The Fort Myers News-Press, The Columbia Missourian and the Hannibal (Mo.) Courier-Post.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes excellence in journalism worldwide and invests in the vitality of the U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects with the potential to create transformational change.