Remembrance: William Howard Lacy Jr.

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William "Bill" Howard Lacy Jr., former chairman and chief executive of Milwaukee based Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Company (MGIC) and former president and CEO of MGIC Investment Corporation, its parent company, passed away on Aug. 28, 2016. He was 71.


Lacy began his career at MGIC in 1971 in the company's secondary mortgage group. In 1974, he was named vice president of secondary market operations and national accounts sales. He later established MGIC's operations in the Northeast United States. In 1979, he returned to Milwaukee to head national sales support, marketing, secondary market operations and the national accounts group.

Named president of MGIC in 1982, he assumed the duties of chief executive officer in 1985. He was appointed president and CEO of MGIC Investment...

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