It is certain that most people who know Jim Thompson know him as the Dallas businessman who founded and currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Preston Hollow Capital, LLC (PHC), a financial services firm known worldwide as a highly capitalized non-bank finance company that specializes in municipal specialty finance. He serves his clients well, based mostly on the knowledge and experience he has accumulated over four decades in the financial services industry.
From the point of view of Jim Thompson, the Dallas Metroplex is a special community. Because of who he is and how he was raised, one of Jim’s “keys to life” is giving back to his community as much as possible. That is whyJim Thompson is a very active philanthropist, primarily in his Dallas community. He has served on the board of directors for the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, but he also provides a high level of supportto many Dallas-area non-profits, on his own, as well as through the Jim & Angela Thompson Foundation, an organization he set up for exactly that purpose. Jim Thompson also expresses his unwavering support for STEM education initiatives in Dallas and throughout Texas through his hard work with the Blue Sky Educational Foundation.
As a loyal Dallas businessman, Jim Thompson has always expressed a strong belief in giving back to his community. For instance, he has strongly supported and/or served on the boards for The Family Place, and the World Craniofacial Foundation. Jim is also a former Board Member of Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which helps underserved children find legal assistance when they need it, and he has served on the boards of Angel Flight South Central and the AOPA Foundation sat one time or another.