Ms. Thompson relocated to Miami-Dade County in June 1999 to head the development of the proposed $345 million Performing Arts Center of Greater Miami as Project Director.
...In 2004, Ms. Thompson resigned her position at the Performing Arts Center to form Capital Project Management, LLC, a firm consulting on all phases of capital project development on both public and private sector initiatives.
...Previously, as Vice President of Design and Construction for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Ms. Thompson witnessed her work come to fruition with the gala opening of the $187 million, 255,000 square foot theater building and infrastructure on its 12-acre site in October 1997.
The project opened to rave reviews following an on-budget and on-schedule completion.NJPAC's Prudential Hall is considered one of the best performing venues in the world.Prior to joining the New Jersey Performing Arts Center staff in 1990, Ms. Thompson was Assistant Vice President of Facilities Planning and Development at the American Stock Exchange in New York where she was responsible for planning; design and construction of Amex owned and leased facilities.She joined the Exchange in 1981.She is a registered architect and member of the American Institute of Architects.Her degree in architecture was obtained in 1980 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.In December 1988, she received an MBA degree in real estate and finance from Rutgers University's Graduate School of Management in Newark, New Jersey.Ms. Thompson
was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine
in the article entitled "On The Move", July 1987 and in the December 1988 issue of Ebony in the article entitled "Have Plane, Will Travel."She
was awarded the Black Achievement Award presented by the Harlem YMCA of New York in 1984 and the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs
selected Ms. Thompson
as their Business Award recipient in 1988 and their 20th Century Pioneer Award recipient in 1996.The Monmouth Council of Girl Scouts
recently named Ms. Thompson
"Woman of Leadership" and the New Jersey State Council of Negro Women
also honored her
at its annual recognition awards luncheon.She received a "Woman of Leadership" award from Executive Women of New Jersey and was named one of New Jersey's "100 Most Influential" by City News, the leading African-American newspaper in the state.Ms. Thompson
was named one of the "20 People to Watch in the New Millennium" by the New Jersey Star Ledger, and one of the "40 People to Watch in South Florida in the Twenty-First Century" by the Miami Herald
holds a commercial pilot's license and flight instructor rating.She
has been actively involved in exposing minority youth to aviation.In her
spare time, she
enjoys flying and teaching young people to fly.She is past President of the New Jersey Chapter of NAI Black Wings in Aviation, a national organization endeavoring to promote aviation in the black community.She is founder of the NAI New Jersey Chapter's summer aviation camp for high school students.Ms. Thompson
received CBS Television's "Fulfilling The Dream" award in 1998 for her
efforts in introducing young people to the world of flight.Ms. Thompson served as Board Chairperson of Newark Emergency Services for Families, a community-based social services organization for six years before relocating to Miami.She was a member of the Board of the Greater Miami Visitors and Convention Bureau and was recently appointed to the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council.