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Mr. Brad Hewitt

Brad Hewitt recently retired as Chief Executive Officer of Thrivent Financial, the country’s largest fraternal benefit society. A Fortune 500 organization, Thrivent is leading a nationwide movement of Christians to be wise with money and live generously.  Thrivent has more than two million members and manages $136 billion in assets. He began his career with Securian in the Actuarial Services department. He joined UnitedHealth Group (UHG) as Director of Underwriting.  He served as Chief Financial Officer and then CEO of Diversified Pharmaceutical Services (DPS). Following the sale of DPS to SmithKline Beecham, he felt called to serve in administrative roles with the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. 

Brad Hewitt graduated from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics.  He completed the Harvard Graduate School of Business Program for Management Development.  He currently serves as vice chair of the board for both Habitat for Humanity International and the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation, along with serving on several others boards.  He also volunteers as chair of Itasca, an employer‐led, cross sector collaborative group that works to improve the quality of life for all in the Twin Cities.  Hewitt and his wife, Sue, live in St. Paul, Minnesota, and have two adult children.