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Mary Jane Fortin
President and Chief Commercial Officer

Mary Jane Fortin is president and chief commercial officer of Thrivent, a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization. She announced plans to leave Thrivent and will remain as an executive advisor through Oct. 31, 2023.

In her previous role, she was responsible for growing the organization’s core business of life insurance, health insurance and annuities, with an emphasis on transforming the go-to-market strategy for the organization.

Fortin led a division that included all commercial operations of Thrivent, including Advice & Financial Planning, Strategic Execution & Integration, Operations and Insurance & Wealth Management Solutions. Her focus was on delivering great products, services and customer experience to help more people achieve financial clarity, enabling lives of meaning and gratitude.

Before joining Thrivent in 2020, Fortin was president of Allstate’s financial businesses, leading the company’s life, annuity and benefits businesses. Her breadth and depth of experience spans more than three decades and includes leadership roles at several other financial services organizations including AIG, where she led American General, AIG’s U.S. life insurance business; and The Hartford, where she was responsible for the company’s mutual fund area along with 529 businesses. She began her career at Arthur Andersen, where she was a member of the financial services practice.

Fortin serves as vice chair on the board of LL Global, Inc., the parent company for LIMRA and LOMA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a CPA.

She and her family live in the Houston area.

For over 100 years, Thrivent has been helping people build their financial futures and live more generous lives. Today, it’s a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization committed to providing advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs and solutions to help people make the most of all they’ve been given.

For the last 12 years, Thrivent has been named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere. As of Dec. 31, 2022, Thrivent had $162 billion in assets under management and advisement, and total revenue of $9.4 billion.

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