Pamela Moret is executive vice president of strategic development for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. This faith-based, not-for-profit membership organization has nearly three million members. She oversees Thrivent’s product management, brand development, marketing, banking, and strategic planning functions. Moret was named to her post in 2002 and was integral in the merger of Aid Association for Lutherans/Lutheran Brotherhood to Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Her success in a variety of positions at two Fortune 500 financial services companies has garnered the respect and admiration of her friends and colleagues. “Her authenticity, sense of humor, intelligence and genuine demeanor are Pam’s secrets to success,” said Bruce Nicholson, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. “She is a charismatic and powerful leader who others look up to. She is the consummate role model for women in our organization.”
Women make up more than 40 percent of the Thrivent’s senior management team, and it’s one of only a few Fortune 500 companies that can make that claim. According to Nicholson, Thrivent’s powerhouse of female leadership would not have happened without Moret’s commitment and passion.
Moret combines her professional drive with a complimentary focus on her faith. “While Pam exudes confidence in everything she does, she’s also humble and approachable,” said Reverend Rick Bliese, president of Lutheran Seminary. “She’s a team player who challenges and encourages others to succeed. She sees projects not just for the bottom line, but also for the contribution they would have on the community.”
In 1999, Moret was inducted into New York’s YWCA Academy of Women Achievers, a group that includes 2,000 of the country’s most dynamic and successful women. In 2001, she was named Innovative Businesswoman of the Year by City Business.
Currently, Moret serves as director and planning committee chair for Minnesota Public Radio and director and student relations committee member for Luther Seminary Board. Previously, she was director and audit committee member of Lutheran World Relief. She also served as chair and director of Thrivent Financial Bank, president and director of Thrivent Financial Mutual Funds and director and audit committee member for Banta Corp.
Moret graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, in political science. She went on to earn a law degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she also was on the Law Review and Order of the Coif.