Brad Hewitt Named President and CEO of Thrivent Fina
Organization also announces new corporate governance structure
January 20, 2010 01:04 PM Eastern Time
MINNEAPOLIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Thrivent Financial for Lutherans announced today that its board of directors h
Hewitt as the organization’s new president and CEO. Hewitt currently serves as Thrivent Financial’s chief operating officer and will
chairman, president, and CEO, Bruce Nicholson, effective February 1, 2010. Hewitt will also join the Thrivent Financial Board of
In addition, the organization also announced a new corporate governance structure, naming Kurt M. Senske, current vice chair, lea
chair of the Governance Committee of the board as chair of the board.
Hewitt brings more than 27 years of experience to Thrivent Financial. He joined the organization in 2003 as senior vice president of
Operations and has also served as president of the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation. In November 2008, he was promo
operating officer. Hewitt began his career in 1982 with Minnesota Mutual Life and joined United HealthCare Corp. in 1986 as dire
underwriting. From 1993-1998, he served as CFO and then as president and CEO of Diversified Pharmaceutical Services. From 1
was the chief administrative officer of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in St. Louis, Mo.
The new governance structure will allow Hewitt to focus on running the organization while Senske leads the board. The change follo
best practices, according to Senske.
“I am excited to work with such an outstanding leader such as Brad,” said Senske. “The board went through an extensive selection
we chose the right person to lead the organization to even greater success. We are confident we have made the right choice and we
Brad’s leadership of this great organization.”
According to Senske, Hewitt was selected because of his unique background and character that fit the criteria the board was seekin
CEO. His business and church leadership, combined with his integrity and hi