Thrivent Board of Directors governed by Code of Conduct, “We’re committed to acting with integrity in all of our business dealings”
“What policies govern the board?
We’re committed to acting with integrity in all of our business dealings. Key governing policies include our Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest Policy and Governance Guidelines and Principles.”
From the Thrivent Code of Conduct.
“To preserve our reputation as an ethical organization, we expect everyone acting on behalf of Thrivent to know and understand our Code of Conduct and follow its principles. This includes:
• Corporate employees, which include subsidiary employees and interns.
• Field members, including field management, financial representatives, and their employees and interns.
• Key consultants and key contractors acting on behalf of Thrivent.
• Directors serving on our boards.
Making the Right Decisions
Although this summary document highlights the key principles that guide our behavior at Thrivent, the Code cannot address every ethical situation. In those cases, use your best judgment to make the right decision or seek guidance.
Consider these questions before you act:
• Does my action conflict with Thrivent’s core values?
• Is it legal?
• How would my family or friends view
• How would my action look as a headline
in tomorrow’s newspaper?
• Could my behavior harm Thrivent’s reputation?
These guidelines, along with the supporting documents found on the Code of Conduct website, will help you to always do the
“Non-Retaliation and Investigations
All issues raised regarding Thrivent policy breaches will be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated according to our investigation process. Based on the results of the investigation, we will take any necessary action. Under our Code, everyone is held to the same standards.
Thrivent prohibits retaliation against anyone who reports a good faith concern or asks questions about policies or practices. Reports made in good faith should not expose you to sanctions, regardless of whether underlying facts prove to be correct or result in any action. If you believe you have faced retaliation of any kind, report it to the Thrivent Code of Conduct Office, HR or the external hotline for investigation. Those who retaliate are subject to discipline, up to and including termination.”
External regulators are increasingly stringent when reviewing suspected fraudulent activities. Thrivent also continues to emphasize fraud awareness to better protect our clients and our organization.
We have a zero-tolerance policy and may seek prosecution against individuals and vendors who commit fraud. Thrivent established internal processes and procedures to help protect client and corporate assets. We seek to identify, investigate and resolve any breaches. You are encouraged to be familiar with fraud risk factors, work to identify possible schemes and scenarios relevant to the financial services industry and take the appropriate steps to report the fraud.”
“Code of Ethics
Ethical behavior is key to sustaining long-term client relationships and becoming the financial services organization of choice for Christians. As part of our commitment to ethical behavior, Thrivent complies with all applicable laws and regulations from regulatory bodies, such as the SEC and FINRA. In addition to our Code of Conduct, we adopted written codes of ethics for persons identified as supervised or access persons as defined by the codes of ethics of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. or Thrivent Asset Management, LLC. Together, these codes will help prevent any of us from engaging in any act, practice or course of business prohibited under the applicable federal securities laws.”
Thrivent Board Members.
N. Cornell Boggs III
“N. Cornell Boggs III has been a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors since December 2013. He serves as chair of the Human Resource & Governance committee and serves as a member of the Executive committee.”
Kenneth A. Carow
“Kenneth (Ken) Carow was elected to the Thrivent Board of Directors in February 2013. He serves on the Finance committee.”
Bradford N. Creswell
“Bradford (Brad) Creswell has been a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors since February 2018. He serves on the Audit committee.”
“Lynn Crump-Caine has been a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors since August 2016. She serves on the Human Resource & Governance committee.”
Eric J. Draut
“Eric Draut of Chicago has been a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors since February 2015. He currently serves on the Audit committee.”
Kirk D. Farney
“Kirk Farney was appointed to the Thrivent Board of Directors in November 2011. He serves as a member of the Executive and Finance committees.”
Mark A. Jeske
“Rev. Mark Jeske has been a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors since May 2011. He currently serves on the Human Resource & Governance committee.”
Frederick G. Kraegel
“Frederick (Fred), has been a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors since August 2008. He is the chair of the Finance committee and serves as a member of the Executive committee.”
Kathryn V. Marinello
“Kathryn Marinello of Bonita Springs, Florida, was appointed to the Thrivent Board of Directors in August 2014. She is a member of the Finance and Executive committees.”
“Nichole (Nikki) Pechet has been a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors since 2018 and serves on the Audit committee.”
Bonnie E. Raquet
“Bonnie Raquet has been a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors since 2010 and was elected to serve as chair of the board, effective February 2018.”
Alice M. Richter
“Alice Richter has been a member of the Thrivent Board of Directors since May 2007. She chairs the Audit Committee and serves as a member of the Executive committee.”