Bernie Niemeier

Bernie Niemeier
President & Publisher, Virginia Business

Bernie Niemeier is the president, publisher and owner 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.