David Kurns (1982) director of business development for Meredith Corporation, helped build a profitable online enterprise for Meredith. He has created content across media platforms and digital marketing programs for national clients. Kurns joined Meredith in 1989 as a magazine copy editor. He also served as interactive editorial director for Meredith Integrated Marketing. Kurns started his career as a reporter at the Ames Tribune and later became an editor at the Quad-City Times.