Mr. Thompson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the following, Indianapolis-based organizations: Thompson Distribution Company, Inc.; First Electric Supply Company, LLC; CMID; and BC-SESCO. Mr. Thompson also served as a consultant for McKinsey and Company in the New York and London offices from 1981-1982. In 1983 he operated as an independent consultant to several Fortune 500 corporations from a NYC office. From 1984 to 2001, Mr. Thompson served as vice president of Mays Chemical Company, Inc. in Indianapolis.
He serves on the Boards of The National Bank of Indianapolis; Herff Jones Corporation, Heron Capital, Specialized Component Parts Limited, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), Indiana Black Expo, Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority, Eskenazi Foundation, Riley Children’s Hospital Foundation, Ivy Tech Corporate College, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and Studio Museum of Harlem. He earned an MBA from Columbia University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. He is a member of Eastern Star Church and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He and his wife Norma have three adult children and four grandsons.