Staff profiles

Bernie Niemeier - President and Publisher

Bernie NiemeierBernie Niemeier is the president and publisher of Virginia Business. He has overall responsibility for all operational aspects of the magazine, related publications and Internet products.
Niemeier has more than 30 years of experience in the newspaper business, including 17 on the corporate staff of Richmond, Va.-based Media General Inc. There, he was a division vice president in charge of strategic planning, market research and newspaper acquisitions. In September 2009, he led a private equity-funded purchase of Virginia Business magazine from Media General.
He is a cum laude graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., from which he holds a bachelor’s degree. At Macalester, he majored in both English and psychology. He also received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Richmond.

Robert C. Powell III - Editor

Robert PowellRobert C. Powell III is editor of Virginia Business. He is responsible for all editorial content in the magazine, its website and all related publications.
Powell has more than 35 years of journalism experience, including 27 years as a business reporter and editor at Richmond daily newspapers.
He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Richmond and a bachelor’s degree in English from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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