Keturah Pestel

Director, Business Ethics, Thrivent

Keturah Pestel is the Director of Business Ethics at Thrivent and is responsible for the ethics program for Thrivent and its subsidiaries. She protects Thrivent’s reputation through the strategic management, creation and delivery of the organization’s ethics program, reasonably designed to build, support, and sustain High Quality Ethics & Compliance Programs (HQPs). In this role, she consults with business partners, senior management, and Thrivent and subsidiary Boards of Directors to help ensure Thrivent manifests a strong culture of integrity throughout all levels of the enterprise. She also serves as the Fraud Administrator for Thrivent’s anti-fraud program.

Ms. Pestel joined Thrivent in 1999 and has held a variety of positions in the organization, including progressively responsible roles in project management. She has overseen the Code of Conduct program since implementing it in 2006. (During a 21 month sabbatical in Peru, she updated Thrivent’s Code of Conduct to an interactive digital format that includes Thrivent investigation summary videos and created infographics for key policies.) These resources can be accessed on Thrivent has been named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute from 2012 to present for leadership in promoting ethical business standards and introducing innovative ideas to benefit the public. “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and “Ethisphere” names and marks are registered trademarks of Ethisphere LLC. For details, visit

Ms. Pestel graduated summa cum laude from Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois, with a BA in communications and history. She earned an MBA from Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and holds the CFE and FLMI designations.