Don Thompson graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1977.  Don served 3 years as the Kansas City Area Leader with CBRE where he oversaw its commercial real estate office operations.  Prior to joining CBRE, he served as Managing Director of the Kansas City Trammell Crow office for 24 years.

Don joined the Thompson Family Foundation in April 2010 as its Executive Director.  Currently, he also serves on the Board of TLC Charter School in Orange, California.