Jeannie Thompson
Former Chair of the Board, CU Foundation • Boulder, CO

Jeannie Thompson is a past Chair of the Board of the CU Foundation and is on several UCB Advisory Boards. Along with husband Jack, she served as the volunteer co-chair of the recent “Creating Futures” fundraising campaign for the university. Most recently, she was a senior consultant in outplacement with Lee Hecht Harrison in Denver and Chicago; she is a certified mediator. Jeannie has almost 40 years of experience in health care, personal and career counseling, MBA admissions, workforce education and executive development and mentoring. Jeannie received an Alumni Recognition Award (2007) and was the recipient of the University Women’s Club Margaret Willard Award for community service (2010). She served on the Presidential Search Committee that brought President Bruce Benson to the University of Colorado. She has held management and consulting positions with a number of Chicago organizations, including the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and Menttium Corporation (a mentoring organization). Jeannie earned a B.A. in Zoology from the University of Colorado-Boulder, plus her M.A. in Counseling Psychology and an MBA from Northwestern (The Kellogg School).