Area director, area iii, government contracting, u.s. small business administration
Carol L. Thompson is the Area Director, Office of Government Contracting in the Atlanta Office. She previously served as both the Director of the Office of Management and Technical Assistance in Headquarters and the Assistant District Director for Entrepreneurial Development in the Illinois District Office. She has over thirty-two years of contracting and business development experience and has served as the National Program Manager for two highly visible SBA programs, the Mentor-Protégé and BusinessLINC programs.
Ms. Thompson started her career in 1984 at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC) purchasing spare parts, helicopters, missiles, drones and refuelers and loaders. At the end of her contract specialist experience Ms. Thompson was responsible for a $6B program.
Ms. Thompson holds a Master of Public Administration and has completed courses towards a second master’s in Procurement and Contracts Management at the Florida Institute of Technology. Additionally, Ms. Thompson has been certified in Contracting at Career Level III; was a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps; served as a Contracting Officer and in a Critical Acquisition Position. Ms. Thompson is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.