Prior to joining BGI in 2007, Ms. Thompson was a principal at Vanguard, heading the national sales team focused on national full service brokerage firms. She joined Vanguard in August 1999 as Senior Counsel, specializing in tax law and structured products. Prior to joining Vanguard, Ms. Thompson was an attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP in California, specializing in public finance.
Ms. Thompson received her B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington and J.D. from the University of California, Davis. She is also a C.P.A. and holds her Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation through the Investment Management Consultants Association in conjunction with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.