Fred Kraegel – Treasurer
A certified public accountant, Fred has provided financial and advisory services to a variety of industries. Since 1980, Fred has been in boardrooms across the country, first as a partner with KPMG (Peat Marwick at the time) and later leading or advising large corporations. His experiences as an executive of publicly traded and privately held companies, and non -profit organizations further developed his leadership proficiency, expertise in strategic planning, and business and financial management acumen.
Among his current board appointments, Fred serves on the Board of Directors of Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN), recently completing over ten years as its Chair; on the Board of Directors of Lutheran Services Florida, Inc. (Tampa, FL) as Vice Chair; and on the Board of enCircle (Roanoke VA), as Treasurer. In January 2021, he completed over 12 years of service on Thrivent Financial’s (Minneapolis, MN) Board of Directors, serving as Chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Executive Committee.
Since 2003, Fred has served as a financial advisor for a wide range of organizations navigating complex financial and operational challenges, often involving significant organizational and leadership challenges. He is currently a managing director with Parham Partners LLC (Richmond VA), a financial advisory firm he founded in February 2011.
Fred graduated from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting. He and his wife, Karen, live in the suburbs of Richmond, VA; have two adult children and three grandchildren.