"Brad Hewitt has the honor to serve a Fortune 500 faith-based membership organization as the president and CEO. Thrivent Financial is a fraternal benefit society (similar to a customer cooperative/mutual organization) with the purpose of leading a movement of Christians and Christian communities to be wise with money and to inspire generosity. Thrivent Financial is the nation's largest fraternal benefit society and is one of the 10 largest mutual insurance companies in the U.S. The organization currently has more than $82 billion dollars of assets under management. Brad joined the organization in 2003. In November 2008, he was promoted to chief operating officer. He was named president and chief executive officer in February 2010. Brad began his career in 1982 with Minnesota Mutual Life (now Securian) in the Actuarial Services department, then joined Charter Med (now UnitedHealth Group – UHG) in 1986 as director of Underwriting. From 1993 to 1998, he served as CFO and later as president and CEO of Diversified Pharmaceutical Services (a UHG company, now Express Scripts). After a successful business career, Brad felt called to the Lutheran Church Extension Fund, then to be the chief administrative officer of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1998 to 2003. Brad currently serves as the chair of the board of regents of Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also on the board of Habitat for Humanity International and the American Council of Life Insurers. Brad volunteers as co-chair of the Itasca ""Mind the Gap"" initiative – a public/private sector Twin Cities leadership group – to reduce the barriers of opportunity and reduce the achievement and income gap in the region. He is a member of the Alley Midway Church, a new church plant in urban St. Paul. A native of Minneapolis, Brad graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1982 with a bachelor of science in mathematics and a minor in economics. He completed the Harvard Graduate School of Business Program for Management Development in 1995. Brad and his wife Sue, live in Medicine Lake, Minnesota, and have two adult children."