Elizabeth Seigenthaler Courtney, president, DVL Seigenthaler, and managing partner, Finn Partners, is an award-winning communications specialist who orchestrates strategic programs on behalf of the firm’s corporate clients. She has led SPR to record growth and profitability since being named its CEO in 2004.

Recognized for her leadership, in 2010, Beth was named a “Woman of Achievement” by the Nashville YWCA; and in 2007, she was named a “Woman of Influence” by Nashville Business Journal. She was one of six American women selected in 2005 to participate in the Protégé program by the Committee of 200, an international organization of top business women. In 2003, Beth was one of 14 women worldwide selected as a Leadership Foundation Fellow by the International Women’s Forum, which encompassed study at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Cambridge University’s Judge Institute of Management Studies. She is a member of the Society of International Business Fellows and a graduate of Leadership Nashville. Beth was also recognized as one of Nashville's most powerful by Nashvillepost magazine in 2011 and 2012 and the top “40 Nashvillians Under 40” by Business Nashville magazine in 2000.

Beth serves on the boards of directors of Adventure Science Center, Arts and Business Council, Boy Scouts, Children’s House, Nashville Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, Parthenon Conservancy, Tennessee Education Lottery and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. She is on the Advisory Board of Nashville Opera. In 1997 and 2005 Beth, a former Nashville Chamber of Commerce board member, was named "Outstanding Volunteer of the Year" by that organization.

Beth is a graduate of Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts with a degree in English and Communications. While in college, she undertook special studies at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Beth began her career in communications in 1983 at Hill, Holiday, Conners and Cosmopulous Advertising and Public Relations, Boston, Massachusetts. In 1985, she joined Projection Public Relations, London, England, as an Account Executive serving clients throughout the United Kingdom.  She joined Seigenthaler Public Relations, Inc. in 1987 and was elected President in 1997 and Chief Executive Officer in 2004.  Beth is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).