Sonja Theisen joined the Lloyd Companies board in 2023 with a passion for cultivating the next generation of women leaders. She co-launched Pathward’s Network of Women which is dedicated to empowering women to pursue leadership roles and growth opportunities within the organization. Sonja serves as EmBe’s Board Chair, a large not-for-profit organization that empowers women and families to enrich lives. She is also on the Board at the Lifescape Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that serves individuals requiring complex care across their life span.
Prior to joining the board, Sonja was named the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Pathward®, N.A. She joined the company in 2013 and served many executive roles prior to this position including Executive Vice President of Governance, Risk and Compliance, Chief of Staff and Chief Accountant Officer at Pathward. Previously, she served as the Senior Vice President of Finance Operations at Great Western Bank and as an Audit Manager at Eide Bailly, LLC and KPMG, LLC.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and her master’s degree in Public Accounting from the University of South Dakota and is a Certified Public Accountant.