Beth A. Lewis

President & CEO
1517 Media

Beth is the Principal for Getting2Transformation, through which she serves as an independent director for several boards, as keynote speaker and workshop leader, and she provides consulting for both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations on financial and cultural transformation, strategy and governance.

Beth is President & CEO Emeritus of 1517 Media (Augsburg Fortress), the ministry of publishing of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), having served as CEO 2002-2018. In 2015, the organization was named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and she was recognized with the Women in Business Award by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Prior to working for 1517 Media, Beth was an entrepreneur/owner of Computer Coach, Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida. Before that she worked in a wide variety of roles including CMO and general management for Time Warner, McGraw-Hill and Times Mirror. Beth is married to the Rev. Dr. Richard (Rick) Rouse. They are members of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Everett, WA. Beth and Rick have three adult children and five grandchildren.