As a new Titan 100, Melissa is being recognized as one of the area's most accomplished business leaders in her industry - demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision and passion.
Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP announced Melissa Lackey, Standing Partnership President and CEO, as a 2023 St. Louis Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes St. Louis’s Top 100 CEOs & C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry who demonstrate exceptional leadership, vision, and passion. Collectively, the 2023 St. Louis Titan 100 and their companies employ more than 89,000 individuals and generate $26 billion dollars in annual revenues.
Lackey has led Standing Partnership, a marketing consultancy that helps organizations grow by acquiring new customers, retaining existing customers and removing barriers to growth, through more than two decades of growth (in 2022, Standing Partnership celebrated its 30th anniversary). Motivated by changing market needs and a desire to make a tangible impact on clients’ business goals, she transformed the company from a traditional PR firm into a marketing consultancy. Lackey is a visionary who has made an impact both in the marketing world and as a community leader, having volunteered in various capacities with numerous community organizations. Today, she chairs the Metro Region Board of Directors for the Gateway Region YMCA.
“I am honored to be recognized as a Titan 100 and to be counted among this amazing group of leaders. I believe in leaving the world a better place than I found it—and that applies to all aspects of my life,” said Lackey. “I’m proud to have created a business with a culture that attracts great people and am incredibly thankful for my team at Standing Partnership and the clients who depend on us.”
“The Titan 100 are changing the way that business is done in St. Louis. We proudly recognize the Titan 100 for their efforts to shape the future of the St. Louis business community. Their achievements create a profound impact that makes an extraordinary difference for their customers and clients across the nation.” says Jaime Zawmon, President of Titan CEO. Lackey will be honored at the annual Titan 100 awards celebration on April 6, 2023, at The Factory and will be featured in a limited edition Titan 100 book.
“On behalf of all the partners and associates at Wipfli we congratulate all the Titan100 winners. It’s an honor to recognize this special group of leaders in the St. Louis community. We appreciate the lasting impact each leader has made, and continues to make, in building organizations of significance both here in St. Louis and abroad. Your ingenuity and creativity have set you apart, and the honor of being seen as an industry Titan is most deserved,” says Adam Herman, partner at Wipfli.