New Chief Marketing Officer Announced
Emily A. Frische has been selected through a nationwide search to serve as Chief Marketing Officer of the Indianapolis-based Pension Fund of the Christian Church. Frische comes to Pension Fund from G&H Orthodontics.
In the newly created role, Frische will be responsible for the Client Relations Team. The Client Relations Team focuses on telling the story of Pension Fund's missional impact to develop new employer relationships, enroll new members and secure new assets under management. The Client Relations Team is also responsible for educating members on personal financial management through Excellence in Ministry, overseeing the Ministerial Relief and Assistance programs including managing grants and raising funds, Pension Fund's disability benefits program, and marketing / communications. In accepting the position, Frische shared, "It is an honor to join Pension Fund serving those that serve others. It is great to be a part of a team that allows me to combine my experience and faith to help our members."
"Emily has a strong background in helping established organizations reposition themselves strategically within their market, while protecting their brand and aligning missional value," stated Pension Fund President, Todd A. Adams. "Her work experience combined with her formal and continuing education, provides us with the right strategic partner as we continue to build our leadership team."
Frische holds a Masters of Business with a Marketing emphasis from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. During her time at Duke, she was an Executive Fellow, Chairman of the Business Symposium, and a national grant recipient from the American Business Women's Association. Prior to leading the rebranding and marketing at G&H Orthodontics, she led the process to unify five global brands at Harlan Laboratories, corporate store marketing for J.D. Byrider, national account management at Sara Lee Corporation, and spent 10 years at Eli Lilly and Company developing marketing strategies for multiple therapeutic areas.
In addition to her professional work, Frische serves on the Pastor Parish Relations Board of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, where she also served on the Youth Commission.
Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Inc. provides pension and retirement savings accounts for clergy and lay employees of congregations, regions, general ministries and church-related colleges and seminaries of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration Movement. Pension Fund manages over $2.9 billion in net assets on behalf of those serving in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and related international ministries. Pension Fund began in 1895, when then Governor and Christian Church Minister Ira J. Chase died, leaving a blind widow and four children. An offering of over $2,700 provided for a house and living expenses. This offering began our predecessor organization, the Board of Ministerial Relief.