Wes Bergstrom, President – Publisher
Wes Bergstrom, President – Publisher, has an extensive background in publication management and advertising sales. Mr. Bergstrom was the co-founder, publisher and president of Minnesota Ventures from 1989 to 1995, when the magazine was sold. He was involved with the magazine’s re-launch as Ventures in 1998. Mr. Bergstrom was the publisher and/or sales manager of Corporate Report from 1979 to 1988. While at Dorn Communications, Mr. Bergstrom also headed the sales staffs of Northliner (the North Central Airlines in-flight magazine), Minnesota Business Journal, and Purchasing Management magazines. He has a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Minnesota.
Beth Ewen, Vice President – Editor
Beth Ewen, Vice President – Editor, has been a reporter and editor in the business press for more than 17 years, nearly 10 of those in the Twin Cities, where she is a frequent speaker at business events. Ms. Ewen was most recently the founding editor of Ventures magazine, and also served as editor-in-chief of CityBusiness, Corporate Report and the Fact Book. She was an assistant managing editor and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times. Her publications hold numerous awards, including four gold awards for overall excellence in the last four years from Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association. Ms. Ewen is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
Jonathan Hankin, Vice President – Design Director
Jonathan Hankin, Vice President – Design Director, has been an art director and production manager for nine years, most recently for Ventures magazine, Corporate Report and the Fact Book. He participated in the re-launch of Ventures as a monthly magazine in 1998, creating the design and production department plan. Mr. Hankin designed and oversaw the production of an award-winning Web site for the magazine. As a member of the management team, he participated in strategic planning and marketing for Ventures and the Fact Book. Mr. Hankin has won numerous regional and national awards for design, including two Ozzie Awards from Folio magazine. He has a B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design.