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Thrivent Announces 2018 Board Election Results

Three board members are elected to serve another term.

MINNEAPOLIS (February 4, 2019) – Thrivent announced today the results of its 2018 national board of directors election. Incumbents Eric Draut, Lynn Crump-Caine and Brad Creswell were elected to serve another term, beginning in February 2019. As a membership organization of Christians, eligible Thrivent members have an annual opportunity to elect members to represent them on the national board of directors.

Thrivent’s board of directors consists of 14 members and is led by Bonnie Raquet, chair of the board, who was elected to her position in February 2018. It’s the board’s responsibility to oversee all matters involving Thrivent and focus on serving the interests of Thrivent members, now and in the future.

“Eric, Lynn and Brad each bring exceptional skills, leadership insight and governance experience to the board,” said Terry Rasmussen, president and CEO of Thrivent. “Their commitment to help guide the organization through board service will help Thrivent fulfill its mission of serving more Christians on their wise with money journeys so they can lead content, confident and generous lives.”

A complete readout of the election results can be found here.

Please see below for more information on the elected board members:

Eric J. Draut
Draut has been a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors since February 2015 and currently serves on the Audit Committee. He has spent his career working in financial services, first as a manager at Coopers & Lybrand (now part of Pricewaterhouse Coopers) and later as executive vice president and CFO of Unitrin (now Kemper Corp.), where he was responsible for managing a $6 billion investment portfolio and leading numerous acquisition, divestiture and financing transactions. Draut has extensive board experience, currently serving on the boards of TCP Capital and Holy Family Ministries and is Board Chair Emeritus at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. He is also a CPA and a National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow. Draut holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy with high honors from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in business administration from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He resides in Arlington Heights, Ill. with his wife.

Lynn Y. Crump-Caine
Lynn Crump-Caine has been a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors since August 2016 and currently serves on the Human Resource & Governance Committee. She is an accomplished leader, having served as executive vice president of worldwide operations for McDonald’s Corporation. Prior to that role, she was a senior vice president of U.S. operations and served as a field executive overseeing sales and profits in McDonald’s largest domestic territory. In addition, Crump-Caine is founder of OutsideIn Consulting, a firm she established in 2005 focusing on business management and leadership development. She has served on the board of directors for several public and nonprofit companies and has extensive board and governance experience. Crump-Caine currently serves on the boards of Advocate Aurora Health Care System and Wingstop Corporation, where she is lead director. She is a member of Women Corporate Directors, the National Association of Women Business Owners and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Crump-Caine has successfully completed executive education programs at Northwestern University, Harvard Business School and the McDonald’s Executive Development Program. She resides in Atlanta, Ga. with her husband.

Bradford N. Creswell
Bradford (Brad) Creswell has been a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors since February 2018 and currently serves on the Audit Committee. He is co-founder and managing partner of NCA Partners LLC, a private equity firm in Seattle. Prior to this role, Creswell was vice president at Bankers Trust & Company and worked in the audit department of Arthur Young. In addition to serving on the boards of two privately held portfolio companies (PTW Energy Services Ltd. and Apply-A-Line, LLC), he is director and chair of the Audit Committee for the Reading Partners national board and the director and acting interim chair of the Reading Partners Seattle regional board. He previously served on the regional board of the Thrivent Member Network–Northwest Region. Creswell 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 lives in Mercer Island, Wash. with his wife.

For more information on Thrivent’s Board of Directors and to read member biographies, visit:

About Thrivent

Thrivent is a not-for-profit financial services organization that helps Christians on the wise with money journey. As a mission-driven, membership-owned organization, it offers its more than 2 million members and customers a broad range of financial products, services and guidance to help them obtain a life of contentment, confidence and generosity. Thrivent and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer insurance, investments, banking and advice over the phone, online as well as through financial professionals and independent agents nationwide. Thrivent is a FORTUNE 500 company with $136 billion in assets under management/advisement (as of 12/31/17). For more than a century it has helped Christians 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.

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