Susan Zima

Fox Valley Technical College Foundation

Thrivent  |  Appleton



Susan Zima is Vice President, Brand and Creative Group at Thrivent, a diversified financial services organization that provides financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity products and programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given.

Susan joined Thrivent in 1998 and was appointed to her current position in 2017. She, along with her team, are stewards of Thrivent’s brand, providing leadership and guidance for brand strategy, management, governance, creative writing, design, media production and corporate archives.

Susan holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Communications from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and has more than 25 years of experience working on Communications, Corporate Affairs and Marketing teams in both B2C and B2B corporations. 

Susan is married and has two children who attend St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. She resides in Oshkosh, WI and enjoys traveling and exploring state and national parks with her family and other adventurists.

Susan serves on the FVTC board because she believes in the power a post-secondary education provides to youth and adults on their journey to a meaningful career.  

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