Bob Gandrud graduated in 1965 with a degree in mathematics. He immediately joined Lutheran Brotherhood, a fraternal financial services organization, as an actuary. After working in several divisions of the company including insurance, product developments, sales and marketing, and management information services, Bob quickly rose to the top ranks of management. Bob was named president in 1987 and chief executive officer in 1988. He led Lutheran Brotherhood for 12 years, overseeing a period of tremendous growth and change.
Over the years Bob has served on a number of business, community, college and church boards. He and his wife, Nancy, have helped build a dozen homes for Habitat for Humanity, and have been foster parents to more than 40 infants. Bob has continued his community involvement during his retirement, serving on the Luther Seminary Major Gifts Committee, making congregational visits, and serving as co-chair of UMM's capital campaign.
(From the 2002 news story)