Nonprofit Leader to Speak At Leadership Series
Elizabeth “Liz” Thompson, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit executives, will speak at the inaugural session of the Georgia Regents University Office of Leadership Development’s Conversations in Leadership Series. This free public symposium will be held at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Maxwell Theatre on the Summerville Campus.
For more than 20 years, Thompson has built a career with extensive experience in nonprofit organizations and has been engaged in youth development and education. In 1993, she was named executive director of City Year Chicago, the local chapter of the national service organization that served as a template for the AmeriCorps Program. She then led Family Star in Denver, Colo., one of the nation’s only Early Head Start Montessori programs.
Currently, Thompson is president of the Cleveland Avenue Foundation for Education, and she was recently appointed governing board chair of the University of Chicago Charter School. She is a member of the University Of Chicago Board Of Trustees, a director of The Museum of Science and Industry, and co-chair of Purdue University’s Minority Engineering Program Advisory Panel.
Her husband, Donald Thompson, is the former CEO of McDonald’s Corporation.