Theresa Weimerskirch is currently the Chief of Staff to Product Development at Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500 not-for-profit financial services organization headquartered in downtown Minneapolis. Over the course of her career, she has developed a unique breadth of experience through leadership roles in finance, distribution, operations, innovation and development, and talent management. Theresa has an MBA from the Carlson School of Management and an undergraduate degree in Math from Hamline University. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling to South America and taking advantage of all that her neighborhood in downtown Minneapolis has to offer. Theresa’s passion for literacy was ignited during her time as a volunteer ESL teacher over the last two years. She considers this to be the most enriching volunteer experience she has had, and she genuinely appreciates all the resources that the Minnesota Literacy Council provided her along the way.