Beth Stephenson

Board Member

Eleazar Wheelock Society

Beth Johnston Stephenson is currently a board member of Eleazar Wheelock Society and Central Presbyterian Church (New York City). She was a founding partner of Chicago-based private equity firm Willis Stein & Partners.Beth Johnston Stephenson identifies promising for-profit and non-profit entities and supports their growth through capital, connections and counsel. She is a board member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, the Eleazar Wheelock Society and the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. Previous service includes roles as a founding partner of a private equity firm, Board Chair of Opportunity Transformation Investments, Inc., as a trustee of Central Presbyterian Church (NYC), as a member of the Dartmouth Athletic Advisory Board, as an officer of Park Community Church (Chicago). Ms. Stephenson loves peoples and cultures from around the world. Through a public school education and in-country immersion, she became a fluent French speaker. When serving OTI, Inc., Ms. Stephenson was responsible for the governance of microfinance institutions in developing countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Significant international experience reinforces her love of America and desire to see its promises be reality for all Americans. Ms. Stephenson was a founding partner of Chicago-based private equity firm Willis Stein & Partners. Previously, she worked for Continental Illinois Venture Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Inc., The Boston Consulting Group, and The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. She is devoted to the well-being of her husband, children, grandchildren and family members and actively works to support them and their endeavors. Ms. Stephenson earned an A.B. in History from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Beth and her husband Scott live in Manhattan and Atlanta.


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