Bryan Welch is a rancher and entrepreneur. After serving as the Publisher and Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and leading Ogden Publications for nearly two decades, he is now CEO of B The Change Media. B The Change is a multi-platform media company focused on business as a force for good in the world, which he founded this year in cooperation with B Lab and the B Corporations.
He and his wife, Carolyn, raise organic, grass-fed landrace cattle, sheep and goats at Rancho Cappuccino near Lawrence, Kansas. From its inception, Ogden Publications sustained steady growth in audience, revenues and profits based on its rapid development of new products and the digital media. Ogden Publications is a certified B Corporation and winner of several awards for corporate environmental stewardship.
Bryan has served on the boards of the Magazine Publishers Association, the Social Venture Network, Down Home Ranch Foundation and several other nonprofits. He also has served on corporate boards of directors and advisory boards of companies involved in natural foods, ecommerce and the media. He was Niche Media’s 2014 “Niche Rock Star of the Year”; is a member of Mequoda Group’s Digital Media Hall of Fame; and was honored with the B Corporations’ 2014 Hal Taussig lifetime-achievement award for “using business as a force for good.”
He holds a master’s degree from Harvard University where he studied media policy and media management at the Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School.
Bryan’s award-winning book, Beautiful & Abundant: Building the World We Want
, appeared in 2011.