Bradford L. Hewitt – Chief Executive Officer of Thrivent Financial – Email Address

Bradford Leigh Hewitt, also known as Brad, has been the Chief Executive Officer at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans since February 1, 2010 and served as its President from February 1, 2010. Previously, Mr. Hewitt served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans from November 2008 to February 2010. He served as Senior Vice President of Fraternal Operations for Thrivent Financial. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer and his knowledge of the financial services industry. Mr. Hewitt joined Thrivent Financial in 2003 from the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, where he served as its Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Hewitt began his career in 1982 with Minnesota Mutual Life, St. Paul. From 1993 to 1998, he served as Chief Financial Officer and President and Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Pharmaceutical Services, Minneapolis. Mr. Hewitt has been a Director of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans since February 2010. Mr. Hewitt received a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and graduated from the Program for Management Development at Harvard University.

Thrivent Financial (/ˈθrvɨnt/ THRYV-int) is a Fortune 500 financial services non-profit organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Appleton, Wisconsin. As a member-owned fraternal benefit society, it operates under a chapter system, serving approximately 2.4 million members.[1]

Operating through its local chapters nationwide, Thrivent Financial and its subsidiaries offer financial products and services including life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, disability income insurance, credit union products, money management, brokerage services, retirement planning and more.

In 2013, the organization and its members provided volunteer services to charitable organizations, schools, congregations and individuals in need, and contributed $182.7 million to organizations and activities that aim to strengthen families and communities. Thrivent members volunteered more than 8.6 million volunteer hours in 2013.[2]

In June 2013, members voted to allow non-Lutheran Christians to join and in March 2014 the marketing name was shortened to Thrivent Financial.[3]


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