David S. Royal

President of Mutual Funds
Thrivent Financial

As president of mutual funds, David Royal oversees all mutual fund activity at Thrivent Financial, including serving as president for a $40 billion mutual fund complex.

Prior to joining Thrivent Financial, David was employed at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago as a partner in the investment management group from April 2004 to June 2006. Prior to that, he was an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1997 to 2004.

David teaches Investment Law Management as an adjunct professor in the University of Minnesota's Law School. He is also an active leader in his community, serving as Vice Chair of the board of directors for the Fairview Hospital Foundation. Mr. Royal earned a B.A. from Yale College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.