William B. Lacy started The Lacy Company in April 1988 and handled the President's California campaign that year. Before starting the company, Lacy served as Campaign Director and Vice-Chairman for Strategy and Planning for the Dole for President committee.
Lacy resigned as chief campaign strategist for Dole's 1996 presidential campaign shortly after Dole lost the New Hampshire and Delaware primaries. He moved to Olathe Kansas where he runs a family business, the Sophie Mae Candy Company.
Education: Vanderbilt University graduate, 1975, in political science and history
Political career: Worked for national Republican Congressional Committee, four
campaigns, and a direct mail fund-raising company, 1975-1982; Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director, Office of Political Affairs, The White House, 1982-83; Senior account executive for President Reagan's polling firm, Decision Making Information, 1983; Political Director of the Republican National Committee, 1984-85;Deputy Assistant to the President and Director, Office of Political Affairs, The White House, 1985-86; deputy director for Campaign America, 1986-87; vice chairman for strategy and planning of the Dole for President Committee, 1987-88;Fellow, Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, HarvardUniversity, 1991; President, The Lacy Company, a political consultation and strategy firm, 1988-1996.