JACK THOMPSON, CMP, CEM
4047 N.OAKLEY, CHICAGO, IL 60618
EXPOexpert, inc., (www.expoexpertinc.com), Chicago
Founder & President, 2004 – Present
Providing the finest in exhibition management and meeting planning services for trade associations, professional societies and corporations.
SAVVY-STRATEGIC RESOURCE PARTNERS, LLC, (www.savvysrp.com) Chicago
Founding Partner, 2003-2004
Creating non-dues revenue through exhibit, advertising and sponsorship sales; developing of affinity programs for trade associations, professional societies and corporations.
VISTA CONVENTION SERVICES, (www.vistacs.com) Chicago, Atlantic City, NJ & Miami, FL
Director of Sales – National Accounts, 2001-2003
Director of Sales-National Accounts for general exposition service contractor.
THE AARON GROUP, Chicago & Alexandria, VA
National Sales Executive, 1997-2001
National Sales Executive for general exposition service contractor.
JACK THOMPSON & ASSOCIATES, INC., Chicago
Founder and President, 1994-1997
Meeting and exposition management consulting services to trade associations, professional societies and corporations.
AMERICAN WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATION,
Park Ridge, IL
Director of Membership Services, 1993-1994
Membership recruitment/retention and conference planning for trade association with 450+ members.
Convention Manager & Account Executive, 1986-1993
Leadership positions at world’s largest association management company, providing flexible, tailored services to 200+ trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups and government institutes/agencies. 225 trade associations, professional societies,
HYATT HOTELS & RESORTS, Chicago & Denver
Various Positions, 1977-1986
11/85-7/86, Sales Mgr., Hyatt Regency Tech Ctr., Denver
2/84-11/85, Sales Mgr., Hyatt Regency Chicago
6/83-2/84, Convention Svc. Mgr., Hyatt Regency Chicago
2/77-6/83, Bell Person, Hyatt Regency Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, Business Management & Entrepreneurship, DePaul University, Chicago
- Member, International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)
- Member, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
- Designated Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) by the Convention Liaison Council
- Designated Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events
Available upon request