Meredith Corp. announced today that its chief financial officer, Joe Ceryanec, has decided to retire. Ceryanec has agreed to stay in his role for a transition period through early calendar year 2020 while Meredith conducts a national search for his successor. "We thank Joe for his numerous accomplishments and dedicated service to Meredith over the last decade, and wish him well in the future," Meredith President and CEO Tom Harty said in a statement. Ceryanec’s accomplishments include prominent roles in negotiating and securing financing for several large acquisitions by the company, including Time Inc., Allrecipes.com and several others in Meredith’s National Media Group, as well as television stations in Phoenix, St. Louis, Mobile and western Massachusetts for its Local Media Group. In February, Ceryanec was named the Deloitte CFO of the Year by the Business Record. To read a Business Record Insider profile of Ceryanec, click here.