Chief Operating Officer
Thompson provides leadership, direction, and service to ensure district operations are effective, efficient, compliant, and supportive of schools and programs and adhere to the district’s core values and mission. He and his team plan and maintain schools and other facilities and provide transportation, nutritious meals, technology support, and other resources to provide safe and secure learning environments for students.
Thompson earned B.S. degrees from Eastern Kentucky University in Fire & Safety Engineering Technology and Insurance & Risk Management, and received his MBA from the University of Kentucky. He started his career as a safety and health compliance officer for the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. He later worked for the state school boards association as director of Risk Management and oversaw workers’ compensation, property and casualty insurance coverage, and business operations for marketing, underwriting, claims, and loss prevention. He has lobbied at the state level on operational issues and worked on policy and procedure development, implementation, and training for school districts. Thompson joined FCPS in 1995 as director of Risk Management & Safety. He has also served as the district’s health and wellness coordinator.