Penton Announces Chief Editor for Business Finance Title

Jan 19, 2011, 16:55 ET from Penton Media, Inc.

CLEVELAND, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Finance, the leading source of intelligent information for financial strategy, today announced the appointment of Peter Alpern to the position of Chief Editor.

"I am excited to welcome Peter on board as Chief Editor to lead our Business Finance multi-media property. Peter has a proven track record of editorial excellence, and along with a great mix of professional curiosity and communication skills, has a success-driven personality that brings decision-makers together.  He will be leading a strong stable of editorial thought leaders," states Ron Lowy, Publisher of Business Finance.

Originally from New York, Alpern spent three years as an associate editor for IndustryWeek, where he worked directly with CEOs, COOs, CFOs and CIOs responsible for strategic decisions for many Fortune 500 companies. Peter will continue to report to Steve Minter, Group Content Director at Penton Media.

"This is a tremendous opportunity to work with a brand that's leading the way into the future of business information and financial management," Alpern said. "I have long respected the role Business Finance has played of providing senior finance executives with vital information and insight from an unbiased and authoritative perspective."

Through its quarterly journal, website, newsletters and blogs, Business Finance continues to focus on the key finance issues, strategies, trends and technologies that are critical to the Office of Finance in large and growing organizations.

About Penton:

As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate the vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis, and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit  


Steve Minter

Phone: (216) 931-9281


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