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Legatum Lecture: Chuck Lacy

Chuck Lacy dedicates his professional life to using entrepreneurship to solve social and community problems. He is currently President of The Barred Rock Fund, a venture capital fund that invests in companies likely to create jobs and economic opportunity in low-income communities. Started in 2000, the fund has investments in eight companies in five states creating inner city manufacturing jobs, reliable markets for family farms, and communications for the developing world. Barred Rock is a 501c3 non-profit located in Jericho, Vermont. Chuck is former President of Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. He joined Ben & Jerry's in 1987 and was General Manager for three years and President for five years. During this time the company grew from a regional brand with $17 million in sales into an enduring national brand with sales of $150 million. By 1995, Ben & Jerry's was the leading gourmet ice cream company in the country, its factory tour was the most visited tourist attraction in the State of Vermont, and the company was widely recognized for its leadership in using business as a positive force in the community. After leaving Ben & Jerry's, Chuck served as General Manager for Living Technologies, Inc., a firm that designs and builds ecological wastewater treatment plants. Working primarily in the food industry, the company built waste treatment plants for clients such as M&M Mars in the United States, Brazil, UK and Australia.

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