Assistant Managing Editor
Jim Aley is an assistant managing editor at FORTUNE, where he primarily covers technology and the Internet. Before
joining FORTUNE, Mr. Aley was managing editor at Business 2.0, working out of the magazine’s San Francisco
office. He joined Business 2.0 in 1999, serving FORTUNE as a reporter, writer, and editor since 1992. Before joining
FORTUNE, he was a systems analyst at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Aley has a BA degree from the University of Michigan.
Katie Benner joined FORTUNE in 2006 and has since written for various sections of the magazine and the website,
with a focus on Wall Street. Before joining FORTUNE, Ms. Benner was with TheStreet.com and CNN/Money. Earlier
she lived in Beijing and served the South China Morning Post and ICRT Radio Taiwan, and as a freelancer covered
everything from hermit monks to rock climbing in Thailand. She has a BA degree in literature from Bowdoin College.
Vice President, Live Media
The FORTUNE/Money Group
Bob Bierman heads the FORTUNE/Money Group’s Live Media team, which delivers global events such as Brainstorm:
GREEN, Brainstorm:TECH, the FORTUNE 500 Forum, the FORTUNE Global Forum, and the Most Powerful
Women Summit. These award-winning gatherings bring the magazines to life through in-depth programs, invitation-only audiences, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Mr. Bierman joined FORTUNE from Key3Media Group, where he
was most recently vice president of product and event architect for COMDEX, Net World+Interop, and the BioSecurity
Summit. Earlier he was general manager for COMDEX Chicago, all COMDEX Canadian events, and Windows World.
He began his event career doing business in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America as a partner in The Conference
Group, a producer of trade shows and conferences focused on emerging technologies.
michael V. copeland
Senior Editor at Large
Michael Copeland joined FORTUNE as a senior writer in 2007 and is based out of the magazine’s San Francisco
bureau. Previously he was a senior writer at Business 2.0, where he covered the venture capital community, new
technology, and startups. His story (with Andrew Tilin), “The New Instant Companies,” was recognized by the
World Leadership Forum as the best business story in a magazine in the 2006 Business Journalist of the Year
competition. Before joining Business 2.0, Mr. Copeland was a senior writer at Red Herring. He also worked at
the Venture Capital Journal and the Washington Post. He has been a reporter for the Oakland Tribune, Orange
County Register, and Philadelphia Inquirer, and he has freelanced for several San Francisco Bay Area and national
publications. He has also developed environmental stories for television and radio. Mr. Copeland graduated from
the University of Pennsylvania.