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Bradford N. Creswell Appointed To Serve On Thrivent's Board Of Directors

Creswell brings governance, accountability and strategic insights to distinguished board

MINNEAPOLIS (April 16, 2018) – Thrivent announced today that Bradford (Brad) N. Creswell has been appointed to serve on Thrivent’s board of directors. He will join the board along with 12 other directors. Creswell’s term became effective on February 1, 2018.

The Thrivent board of directors is responsible for overseeing all matters pertaining to the not-for-profit, Fortune 500 membership organization. Thrivent’s mission is to help Christians on their wise with money journey. The organization serves more than 2 million members and has $136 billion in assets under management and advisement (as of 12/31/17).

“We are pleased to have Brad join the board of directors and know his professional experience will add an important perspective,” said Thrivent CEO Brad Hewitt. “Brad is passionate about advancing Thrivent’s mission to help Christians on the wise with money journey and is committed to steering our organization forward as we look at ways to best serve our members.”

Creswell will serve on the Audit and Thrivent Holdings Committees of the board.

Creswell is co-founder and managing partner of NCA Partners LLC, a private equity firm located in Seattle. He was previously a vice president at Bankers Trust & Company. Creswell began his career at Arthur Young working in the audit department. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound and a master’s degree in business administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Creswell is currently a board member for two privately held portfolio companies, PTW Energy Services Ltd, and Apply A Line, LLC. He also serves as director and chair of the Audit Committee for the Reading Partners national board and has been appointed director and acting interim chair of the Reading Partners Seattle regional board. Creswell was previously on the regional board of the Thrivent Member Network – Northwest Region.

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About Thrivent

Thrivent is a not-for-profit membership organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. It offers its more than 2 million member-owners a broad range of products, services and guidance nationwide. For more than a century it has helped members make wise money choices that reflect their values while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. For more information, visit You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.