John R. Thompson

by Justin Cates
John R. Thompson
Former Senior Vice President & General Manager of
Best Buy, Inc.
Serves on Board of Directors for: Norfolk Southern Corporation

John R. Thompson was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of for Best Buy, Inc. In this role, Thompson led the wholly owned Internet subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc., a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services.

Thompson joined Best Buy as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Business Systems for Best Buy stores in April 2001. Prior to joining Best Buy, Thompson was Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President for Customer Service, Distribution, Logistics and E-Business service functions at Liz Claiborne, Inc.

Thompson spent 15 years at GE with increasing levels of responsibility in marketing, logistics and finance.

Thompson held previous board service at Wendy’s International and Belk Inc and presently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Cristo Rey Jesuit High Schools Network and Mercy College.

Thompson has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mercy College.

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