Baton Rouge Chapter: Women's Leadership Networking Workshop (ZZ18BR060117)
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When: Thursday, June 1, 2017
From 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Where: Juban's Restaurant
3739 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70808
United States
Presenter: Dr. Beverly Brooks Thompson
Contact: Alix Gruden
( 225) 408-4771

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As the CEO and Executive Counsel of Brooks Thompson Consulting, Dr. Beverly Brooks Thompson has many anecdotes on the trials and tribulations of leadership. As both a published academic and practitioner, Thompson has 20+ years of executive leadership experience. After serving as the Director of the Forever LSU Campaign, Executive Counsel of one of the leading fundraising firms in the nation, and President of the Foundation for Woman’s, she was looking to put her entrepreneurial and leadership skills to the ultimate test and started her own national consulting firm. She explains the importance of failure, owning what you don’t know, and why some of the best inventions, leaders and entrepreneurs were born out of lack of initial success. These moments are critical for proving tenacity of an individual, a critical characteristic for developing leadership skills. A woman of sheer perseverance, Thompson discusses all of this and more during her Leadership Workshop.

CPE: 1 Hour 
Category: Personal Development
Level: Basic

Members/Non CPA Staff: $25
Non-Member: $30
(Fee Includes Lunch)
Make Checks payable to the Society of LA CPAs

Agenda: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Registration
12:00 – 1:00 pm CPE
RSVP: 5/25
Speaker Bio

Dr. Beverly Brooks Thompson, CEO and Executive Counsel of Brooks Thompson Consulting

Beverly Brooks Thompson is a published academic and practitioner in the field of philanthropic leadership. She holds a Doctorate in Human Resource Development specializing in Organizational Leadership with more than 20 years of fundraising campaign experience. Thompson is the President and Executive Counsel of Brooks Thompson Consulting, a national fundraising advising and philanthropic management consulting firm specializing in transformational growth, impact giving, and strategic social engagement serving non-profits, organizations and individual philanthropists.

Programs under her direction have received national awards and recognition at CASE, APAP and NASPA, as well as awards from the Advertising Federation and numerous Public Relations organizations. Thompson has been licensed as a Certified Fundraising Executive since 2008.

She is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society and, has been conferred an official State of Kentucky Colonel. She was recognized by the Baton Rouge Business Report in the 2008 class of Top Forty under 40, was a 2017 member of Leadership Louisiana, and has been recognized as the 2017 Alumna of the Year by Louisiana State University College of Human Science and Education. Thompson gained national attention as the Director for Forever LSU: The Campaign for Louisiana State University, supporting the three adjoining campuses of LSU. Raising more than$798 million exceeding the $750 million goal, the Forever LSU campaign has stood out as a paradigm for success in higher education campaigns nationwide. This led to her joining one of the most prestigious consulting firms of its type in the country, Pursuant Ketchum. As vice president and executive counsel for two years, Thompson was senior counsel to leadership of the most prestigious non-profit organizations and boards in the country with responsibility for campaign development, implementation and management for programs that exceed goals of $500 million. Beverly’s clients included such prestigious organizations as The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Arizona State University Sun Devil Athletics, The Carnegie Science Center, UPMC Magee Womens Research Institute, and Sigma Nu National Fraternity.

Thompson served as the President and Chief Development Officer at the Foundation for Woman’s in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In this role, she oversees the Foundation’s major gifts program, planned giving program, annual giving program, endowment development, donor relations and special events such as the Women’s Victory Open, Woman’s Impact Luncheon, Bust Breast Cancer, etc. to benefit Woman’s Hospital. Beverly established Woman’s first supporting 501 (c) 3 foundation, seated and managed the Board of Trustees and all strategic and fiscal management of the foundation, including a $4.2 million endowment and served as a member of the executive leadership team of Woman’s Hospital.

Beverly also serves on the LSU Humanities and Social Sciences, LSU University College and the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre advisory boards. With long-term relationships with her clients, former employers, colleagues and communities, Beverly seeks to engage and sustain each effort with which she develops a relationship.