Bryan Welch

Bryan Welch

CEO, B The Change Media

On any given day, it is not unlikely to find Bryan Welch spending his early morning hours tending to his cattle on his farm near Lawrence, KS, his lunchtime polishing an essay for Utne Reader at his Topeka office and his evening at a Hollywood cocktail reception for the launch of a green media initiative.

When he’s not farming, Welch runs Ogden Publications, Inc., a diversified media, consulting and affinity marketing company. Ogden’s eight magazines focus on topics of self-sufficiency, sustainability, rural lifestyles and farm collectibles, including Mother Earth News and Utne Reader.

Before starting Ogden Publications in 1996, Welch spent 19 years as a newspaper reporter, photographer, editor and publisher in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Washington and Connecticut. He holds a master’s degree from Harvard University, where he studied media policy and media management at the Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School.

Welch currently serves as a member of the boards of directors for the MPA – Association of Magazine Media and the Social Ventures Network. He is a past chairman of the Independent Magazine Advisory Group within the MPA, and he currently blogs at Beautiful and Abundant.