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Greg McCullough

Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer

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Greg McCullough is senior vice president, chief communications officer of Thrivent, a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization.

In his role, McCullough oversees all internal and external communications for the organization and has oversight of Thrivent’s reputation with key stakeholders. Prior to assuming leadership of the Communications team in 2022, he served on the executive leadership team as chief of staff to the CEO. He has extensive experience as a global digital, marketing and communications executive. Before joining Thrivent, McCullough led corporate marketing for Medtronic, where he directed omnichannel campaign strategy and execution, corporate citizenship and ESG programs, and marketing partnerships in 160 countries. Prior to Medtronic, he held leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies in several other industries and served as chairman of the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.

McCullough has a B.A. in American culture and an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University— where he also set four school track and field records. He also holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota and completed the Executive Marketing Program at Stanford University. He serves as a volunteer at the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.

McCullough lives in the Minneapolis area with his family and his dog, Chester.

Media contacts

Submit a request for more information, an interview, or fact check by e-mailing mediarelations@thrivent.com.

  • Justin Herndon
  • Director, PR & Enterprise Reputation
  • 813-995-3847
  • Justin.Herndon@Thrivent.com
  • Samantha Mehrotra
  • Senior Manager, Public Relations
  • 612-327-6461
  • Samantha.Mehrotra@Thrivent.com
  • Liz Erickson
  • Public Relations Strategist
  • 651-757-7401
  • Liz.Erickson@Thrivent.com
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