Stephen Welch helps organizations deliver member value, generate revenue, optimize content development and integration, and build their brands. His expertise includes assessments to improve self-publishing programs and commercial partnerships; transitioning clients to open access publishing models; and establishing new markets for content, products, and services.
For over 25 years as a senior association leader, Stephen successfully navigated the rapidly changing publishing industry. As an executive at the American College of Chest Physicians, a medical specialty society with over 20,000 members in 100 plus countries, he created a comprehensive collection of impactful publications and content that exceeded member needs and significantly contributed to the organization’s growth.
Stephen’s entrepreneurial approach allowed him to lead multiple divisions and business units during his tenure at the College including publishing, marketing and communications, membership, information technology, and international development. He also served several years as executive vice president and CEO.
Broad experience, coupled with a deep understanding of the challenges of the publishing environment, provides him with unique analytical insights that help clients successfully transform their operations.