ELDR is a media company which seeks to inspire the influential 60-plus audience to celebrate the joys, navigate the challenges and discover the meaning of aging.
ELDR brings an enlightened, entertaining and sometimes edgy approach to aging through its reviews, articles and interviews, dynamic photography and artwork. Regular columns include ELDR Travel, ELDR Yoga and ELDR Tech. We also feature regular stories on grandparenting, caregiving, and staying mentally sharp, among others. ELDR offers fresh viewpoints on social issues and new ideas on health, fitness, finances and activism.
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Chad Lewis was a Founder of AgeSong, Inc., an innovative development and management company of elder housing communities, which won the 2006 American Society of Aging - National Award for Excellence in the Field of Aging. He still remains a board member. He has over fifteen years of management and operations experience in the entertainment, new media and publishing industries. He has assembled senior-level staff and consultants for ELDR with publishing experience at magazines such as Reader's Digest, Sunset, Men's Health, Prevention, Health, Dwell and Red Herring. When Chad's not talking about aging he can be found in the hills of Marin with his wife and their two dogs.
Dave Bunnell is a veteran entrepreneur and magazine publishing pioneer who founded major media properties including PC Magazine, PC World, MacWorld and Bioworld. He was also the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of HyperMedia Communications and Upside Media. In 1994, he received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Computer Press Association. Dave is now passionately involved in aging, health and longevity issues, having recently founded the online community, the LongLifeClub and authored the book, Count Down Your Age (McGraw-Hill:New York).
Associate Publisher/Vice President Marketing
Ed Williams brings more than 17 years of experience in sales, marketing and management in the fields of print, new media, and medical outcomes. He has extensive experience in start-up companies including a successful public offering where he served as Director of International
Operations. He has recently returned from Shanghai where he edited and wrote for That's Shanghai, China's premier English-language magazine. Ed is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he played varsity soccer. He loves travel, very spicy food and gadgets.
Vice President of Advertising
Robert Tramondo has over three decades of Magazine Management and Advertising Sales experience. Previously, he has held the post of Vice President, Associate Publisher of Travel + Leisure, where he managed the advertising sales team for over a decade. Additionally, he has been in Advertising Sales Management at Avenue Magazine, Platinum Magazine, Campus USA Magazine, and Playboy Magazine. He and his wife Lynn, reside in both New York and East Hampton.
Chief Financial Officer
Amir Kia was a Founder and President of Finance for AgeSong, Inc., a developer and manager of elder communities. He was responsible for the annual operating budget, employing 68 individuals and caring for 103 seniors. He has secured bridge and permanent financing over $36 million and has developed financial feasibility models for new developments, deepened relationships with lenders and equity sources, and coordinated financial audits and reviews. Just before joining ELDR he secured funding for a 129-unit elder project totalling $58,000,000. Amir continues to balance the financial world with a deep connection to his values and spirituality. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business and recently completed an advanced degree in comparative religious studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
Laurie Herr has more than 10 years experience in the print and new media world. She started in 1997 at American Girl magazine, first as a special projects employee, then working her way up to become Features Editor. In 2002 she made the move to Health, a Time Inc. magazine based in Birmingham, Alabama, where she began as Associate Editor. She later moved online as editor of Health.com, the magazine's Web site. During her tenure on the Web, her team's site redesign earned industry recognition and awards. In 2005, she was made Managing Editor of Health. Laurie lives with her husband and daughter in Birmingham. She loves to hang out with one of her best friends, Helen, age 91.