OUR
TEAM

44 team members

Located in 18 states

1,135 years of combined experience

OUR
PARTNERS

86 nonprofit partners

Located in 29 states

476 years of combined relationships

OUR
TEAM

44 team members

Located in 18 states

1,135 years of combined experience

OUR
PARTNERS

86 nonprofit partners

Located in 29 states

476 years of combined relationships

Principals

Principals

Eddie Thompson, Ed.D., FCEP
Founder and CEO



Melinda Magyar
Chief Financial Officer



Corporate Team

Corporate Team

Katie Grassmann
Vice President
of Corporate Resources

Bill Gustoff, J.D., FCEP
President of
Legal Division

Jason Meredith, J.D., MBA, FCEP
Executive Vice President, Charitable Estate Planning

Karen Rawson
Assistant to
Planning Attorneys

Bethany Rozell
Executive Vice President
of Strategic Partnerships

Ron Smith, FCEP
President of Associate Relations

Executive Vice Presidents

Executive Vice Presidents

Michael Geis, CFRE, FCEP, FAHP
Executive Vice President

Bob Hoffman, CSPG, CFRE, FCEP
Executive Vice President

Doug Olson, CFRE, FCEP
Executive Vice President


Jeremy Pharr, J.D., FCEP
Executive Vice President

 

Frank Stepp, ARM, FCEP
Executive Vice President

Senior Vice Presidents

Senior Vice Presidents

Tom Cullinan, J.D., FCEP
Senior Vice President

Paul Grassmann, J.D., LL.M., FCEP
Senior Vice President

Johni Hays, J.D., FCEP
Senior Vice President

Chad Leitch, J.D., FCEP
Senior Vice President 

Vince McElligott, FCEP
Senior Vice President

Darren Penny, Ph.D., MBA, FCEP
Senior Vice President

Charlie Slamar, J.D., LL.M., FCEP
Senior Vice President

Ken Turpen, CFRE, FCEP
Senior Vice President

John Webber, J.D., FCEP
Senior Vice President

Associates & Vice Presidents

Associates & Vice Presidents

Virgil Scott, CFRE, FCEP
Vice President

Kelley Tetzlaff
Vice President

Joe Thiegs, J.D., FCEP
Vice President

So many letters!

We are incredibly proud of our talented team.  They are committed to excellence, and that shows in all of the professional designations they’ve earned in dedication to their craft.  Take a look at what each of these designations means here.

MEET OUR PARTNERS

DAN MURRELL
DIRECTOR, PLANNED GIVING
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS

Our supporters have been very pleased with the process. They appreciate the expertise and the confidentiality that Thompson & Associates provides, and they appreciate that we provided them this opportunity.

Brad Konkler,
Vice President, Philanthropy and Community Health CentraCare Health
St. Cloud, MN

Our partnership with Thompson & Associates provides a layer of confidentiality for our supporters which allows for a more open and honest conversation throughout the process resulting in the best estate plan possible for the supporter.

Liz Sheahan
Vice President of Development
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, San Diego, CA

I love this amazing service – it’s my favorite thing!  Our supporters participating feel so honored and special.

about our

parTners

86 nonprofit partners

  • Arts Organizations

  • Community Foundation

  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities

  • Education

  • Healthcare

  • Hospice

  • Religious Organizations

  • Social Service

  • Zoo

476 combined years of relationships

65% 3+ years of partnership

42%  6+ years of partnership

22% 9+ years of partnership

14% 12+ years of partnership

about our

parTners

86 nonprofit partners

  • Arts Organizations

  • Community Foundation

  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities

  • Education

  • Healthcare

  • Hospice

  • Religious Organizations

  • Social Service

  • Zoo

476 combined years of relationships

65% 3+ years of partnership

42%  6+ years of partnership

22% 9+ years of partnership

14% 12+ years of partnership

where they’re located