Beth Stegner Peabody

Beth Stegner Peabody

CEO & Chief Investment Officer

Problem-solving comes naturally to Beth. Combined with her passion to make a difference in the lives of others, it is easy to understand how a career in investment consulting was the perfect fit. As co-founder and majority shareholder of Stegner Investment Associates, Inc. (SIA), Beth has spent the last 30+ years leading our firm.

Beth relies on 40 years of investment consulting experience to guide her decision-making for SIA and our clients.

As CEO and Chief Investment Officer of SIA, Beth is responsible portfolio management. She is a registered investment representative with the SEC under the terms of the Investment Advisory Act of 1940 and is an associate member of the Certified Financial Analyst® Institute and member of the Louisville Society of Financial Analysts.

Beth was chosen In October 2023 by the editors and publisher of Louisville Business First as one of 2023's Most Admired CEOs*, and in October of 2021, she was a recipient of their Enterprising Women award**. Beth is proud to have served for three years as a member of Vanguard’s inaugural Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) Advisory Council. She was invited as one of 11 advisers nationwide to give counsel about our industry to Vanguard’s senior leadership team.

In 2024, Beth was named Alumnae of the Year for Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, KY and has been inducted into their Hall of Fame twice.

Her past roles include Vice President and Portfolio Manager with National City Trust, KY, and Director of Special Equity Investments with ASB Capital Management in Washington, D.C. Her competitive spirit was formed as the starting point guard for four years at the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated with degrees in both Economics and English.

Beth is also dedicated to being active throughout her personal and professional communities. Beth serves, or has served, as board member, executive committee member, finance committee chair and mission impact committee chair of the Community Foundation of Louisville. She is a member of the board of directors for the Anchal Project, also serving as Treasurer. She recently finished her commitment as a Trustee of Sacred Heart Schools and, after many years, Beth retired from the board and executive committee of the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy. She also served as a board member of the Thomas Merton Foundation.

Favorite Quote: “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney

Current Hobby: Gardening

* From Louisville Business First: "This program honors outstanding chief executives (and those holding equivalent titles — including, but not limited to, owner, executive director, president and managing principal) in the Louisville metropolitan area in for-profit companies and nonprofits. We asked our readers to submit nominations for the award and nominations were judged by Louisville Business First editors and publisher Lisa Benson. Some of the qualities we look for in an outstanding CEO are the candidate being an innovator, standard-bearer, role model and exceptional leader. Their contributions impact the company they head as well as the community in which they serve. A commitment to financial success, quality, workplace wellness, diversity and philanthropy are hallmarks of an exceptional and admired chief executive."

** From Louisville Business First: "We looked for candidates who embody leadership, community and civic engagement, business management, mentoring, volunteerism, entrepreneurship and innovation. We asked our readers to submit nominations to be reviewed by our panel of judges. Nominations were judged by Louisville Business First editors and publisher Lisa Benson. Nominees must work and be civically engaged in the Louisville area of the following counties: Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham or Shelby counties in Kentucky, or Clark, Floyd or Harrison counties in Indiana."