It was almost as if Ed Kagy’s life was by design. Senior Class President and quarterback of Chagrin Falls High School’s 1947 undefeated, untied football team, his yearbook class prophecy read, “will someday own his own advertising agency.” Currently vice chairman and senior partner in Liggett-Stashower, Ed is a 40-year veteran of graphic design. He has won numerous awards including Best of Show from the Art Directors Club of Cleveland and two Best of Cleveland Advertising Awards from the Cleveland Advertising Club. He was a founder of the Cleveland Society of Communicating Arts. Prior to starting his commercial art career at Fawn Art Studio in 1952, Ed was a staff sergeant in the United States Army. He served in Thule, Greenland during the Korean War. In 1957, he joined Lang, Fisher and Strashower as assistant art director. He became principal owner in 1967. Today, Liggett-Stashower is a $70 million agency, employing 140 people. Ed has generously served his hometown as a member of many civic organizations and as speaker at many community functions. He designed and produced “This Is Your Life” brochures honoring several Chagrin Falls citizens. For 15 years, he and his wife, Bobbie, have hosted American Field Service students.