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Two Thrivent board members named to Savoy Magazine's 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors list

N. Cornell Boggs and Lynn Crump-Caine join an elite group of executives recognized by the publication for their exemplary board service and business leadership.
Nov 5, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, November 5, 2021 -- Thrivent, a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization, announced today that two board members, N. Cornell Boggs, III and Lynn Crump-Caine, have been named to Savoy Magazine’s list of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors. The list recognizes African American men and women for their executive and business leadership in national and global-leading corporations. Boggs has served on the Thrivent Board of Directors since 2013, while Crump-Caine joined the board in 2016.

“We at Thrivent are celebrating Cornell and Lynn on the well-deserved honor of being recognized on this prestigious list,” said Terry Rasmussen, president and CEO of Thrivent. “Our organization believes that humanity thrives when people make the most of all they’ve been given. Cornell and Lynn each bring a depth of experience and strategic perspective that propels our organization into the future as we help people achieve financial clarity, enabling lives full of meaning and gratitude.”

A seasoned general counsel and prominent strategic advisor, Boggs is the vice chair of Thrivent’s board of directors, chair of the Governance committee, and a member of the Human Resource, Strategy and Executive committees. In his position as a senior strategic advisor and of counsel for law firm Quarles & Brady LLP, he plays an integral role in shepherding diversity and inclusion efforts that enhance the employee experience for the firm’s diverse talent. Boggs also serves on the boards of International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution and Valparaiso University.

"I am honored to be named to Savoy’s 2021 list of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors,” said Boggs. “My work to empower diverse employees at my firm is extremely important to me as are my board positions with Thrivent and other organizations that recognize the importance of diversity of thought, both in business and in our local communities.”

Lynn Crump-Caine has decades of leadership experience and serves on the Governance, Human Resource and Strategy committees of the Thrivent board. She spent 30 years at McDonald’s Corporation, where she became executive vice president of worldwide operations, leading operations for more than 31,000 restaurants globally. Additionally, Crump-Caine founded OutsideIn Consulting firm and is currently an executive mentor with Exco Leadership Group, coaching senior leaders and CEO candidates. Crump-Caine also serves on the board of directors for a variety of public and nonprofit companies, including Advocate Aurora Health System and Wingstop.

"As an executive mentor and someone who works with corporate leaders every day, I’m proud to be named to this list with so many other bright business minds,” said Crump-Caine. “Serving on boards with purpose-driven organizations like Thrivent is fulfilling work, and I’m excited to see corporate boards continue to diversify and bring a variety of leaders and voices to the table.”

Published quarterly, Savoy is a leading African American business, culture and lifestyle publication. The list of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors, which was released in Savoy’s fall issue, recognizes more than 700 African American men and women, including celebrities and athletes, who serve on corporate boards and showcase exceptional executive leadership and innovative business skills that have impacted some of the country’s highest-performing corporations.

The full list of the 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors can be found at http://savoynetwork.com/mibcd-2021.

About Thrivent  
Thrivent is a diversified financial services organization that helps people achieve financial clarity, enabling lives full of meaning and gratitude. Thrivent and its subsidiary and affiliate companies serve more than 2.3 million clients, offering advice, insurance, investments, banking and generosity products and programs over the phone, online as well as through financial professionals and independent agents nationwide. Thrivent is a Fortune 500 company with $162 billion in assets under management/advisement (as of 12/31/20). Thrivent carries an A++ (Superior) rating from AM Best, a credit rating agency; this is the highest of the agency’s 13 rating categories and was affirmed in June of 2021. Rating based on Thrivent’s financial strength and claims-paying ability. Does not apply to investment product performance. For more information, visit Thrivent.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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