Mr. Thompson served as President and CEO of United Television, Inc. until its sale in 2001 to News Corp., a diversified international media and entertainment company. United Television was one of the country's largest operators of television stations, a producer of television programming and a founding partner in the UPN Television Network. Mr. Thompson currently consults for News Corp. and other television industry organizations. He is also a member of the University of Southern California's Presidential Associates.
As chair of the Alzheimer’s Association National Board of Directors, Mr. Thompson also previously chaired the Alzheimer's Association National Executive Committee, and served in an ex-officio role for all its standing committees and Delegate Assembly.