BZ Media Management Team

Ted Bahr
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Ted Bahr co-founded BZ Media LLC in 1999, and serves as President and CEO. He has more than three decades of experience in executive management, technology publishing and event management, and advertising sales. Mr. Bahr sets overall strategic direction for BZ Media.

Before founding BZ Media, Ted Bahr was a group president and member of the board of Directors of Miller Freeman Inc., then a division of United Business Media Plc. In his 12 years at Miller Freeman, Mr. Bahr managed several different computer, electronics and entertainment groups of magazines, conferences, trade shows and online properties, as well as launching seven magazines and countless other media properties. Trade shows founded by Ted that are still going strong include; The Embedded Systems Conference (1989. now ESC), PCB West (1992) and Autodesk University (1993).

Prior to joining Miller Freeman, Mr. Bahr worked for five years in advertising sales at Ziff-Davis Publishing on PC Magazine and PC Tech Journal. At the time, Ziff-Davis was the largest U.S. publisher of computer magazines.

In October 2005, Mr. Bahr was named to Folio: Magazine’s inaugural “Dream Team” as B-to-B Publisher.

Ted was inducted into the Media Industry News (MIN) Sales Hall of Fame in 2011.


Stacy Burris
Vice President of Human Resources
Vice President of Events
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Stacy Burris joined BZ Media LLC in 2006, and serves dual roles as Vice President of Human Resources and Vice President of Events. Her responsibilities encompass organization and on-site management of the company’s technical conferences, human resource management and office management. Prior to joining BZ Media, Ms. Burris served as Human Resources Manager for Bradley Marketing Group, a production firm that specializes in the procurement of branded materials. Prior to that, she was a Human Resources Specialist at EAC Inc. (Education & Assistance Corp.) a non-profit organization that provides educational, vocational, counseling and criminal justice services.

Ms. Burris completed her undergraduate work at the Bryant College, where she studied business management.

Viena Ludewig
Vice President of Finance
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Viena Ludewig, CPA, is BZ Media’s Controller and Vice President of Finance. After a period of consulting for the company, Ms. Ludewig joined the management team in 2005. A senior finance professional with more than 15 years’ experience, Ms. Ludewig is responsible for all finance functions, including accounting, receivables, payables and treasury management.

Prior to joining BZ Media, Ms. Ludewig worked in various positions in finance and accounting where she gained experience in managerial and operational accounting. Ms. Ludewig spent two years earlier in her career with BDO Seidman, LLP, auditing public, private and not-for-profit clients. Ms. Ludewig holds a B.A. in Accounting and Information Systems, and Economics. She and her family live on Long island, N.Y., and travel frequently to Pennsylvania where they enjoy nature and outdoor activities.

Alan Zeichick

Alan Zeichick co-founded BZ Media LLC in 1999, bringing 20+ years as a software developer, technology analyst and industry journalist to the company.

After starting his career as a mainframe programmer and systems analyst in the 1970s, Mr. Zeichick shifted over to the world of technology journalism in 1984, beginning at a small publishing company in rural New England. From 1987-1990 he worked for IDG Communications and was recruited to Miller Freeman Inc. in 1990. As an editor-in-chief and editorial Vice President at Miller Freeman, Mr. Zeichick led the content-oriented aspects of the start-up, acquisition and repositioning of several publications, as well as several trade shows and conferences. In1999, he partnered with Ted Bahr to launch BZ Media LLC.

A prolific author and popular speaker, Mr. Zeichick left BZ Media to focus on Camden Associates, the technology analysis and consulting firm he launched in the early 1980s.