Steve McBeth is COO of Barna. An experienced Fortune 100 executive, his role in the company is to assist the president in operating the company, and to work with the Executive Leadership Team in developing and executing the company strategy. He also helps assure that Barna clients’ needs and expectations are being met.
He began advising David Kinnaman during the time Kinnaman acquired the business from founder, George Barna. Over the years, McBeth has been involved in company strategy and corporate matters. He has been COO since late 2015.
McBeth came to Barna after 25 years of management experience at The Walt Disney Company and WellPoint. At Disney, he had operating responsibility for the Consumer Products Division in North America. He also was the founding president of Disney Interactive Worldwide. At WellPoint, one of the nation’s largest health insurers (prior to its acquisition by Anthem), McBeth worked as general manager of Arcus Healthy Living, a new venture focused on wellness businesses and initiatives.
More recently, he has worked in the faith film industry, where he has been active with many industry players and faith ministries in the entertainment arena. He also serves on a number of boards of early stage companies and was for many years on the Messiah College Board of Trustees. He is a graduate of Messiah College, with a B.A. in English.