- Top Gun Leadership: High Altitude Sales, First Class Customer Service
- Flying Through Turbulent Change
Captain William T. Thompson, JD, CFP aka Captain “T” is a problem solver.
Most people consider success in one career a life time achievement. Captain ‘T’ has achieved success in four distinct careers:
U.S. Air Force pilot and Delta Air Lines Captain
Tax Attorney and Certified Financial Planner
Award Winning Entrepreneur
Defining your vision, dealing with adversity and overcoming fear are key principles that determine success.
On his first day of high school, Captain ‘T’ was escorted by Federal Marshals and State Troopers as he integrated an all-white school in the Deep South.
Against overwhelming odds, he went on to graduate with:
National Merit academic honors,
All-American honors in football, AAU recognition in track
Appointments to Two Service Academies
First African-American from S. Carolina to receive an appointment to the US Air Force Academy.
He enjoyed a successful tenure at the Academy as a member of the Sugar Bowl team and of the Cadet Wing Staff, the five person leadership team of the school.
Tax Attorney / CFP
State Aviation Commissioner
A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Captain ‘T’ is a former Air Force instructor pilot and decorated veteran.
He received numerous awards during his 7 year Air Force career including the Command Safety Award for safely bring in an emergency air craft.
He left the service to fly with Delta Air Lines and retired after 25 years as a senior Check Captain where he both instructed and evaluated Delta’s domestic and international pilots.
He finished law school, became a member of two state bars.
Through growth, acquisitions and mergers, he built the company into a small conglomerate, which owned fast food franchises and financial services and engineering services companies.
He has received national sales and marketing awards and was nominated as Inc Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
His accomplishments have been chronicled in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Black Enterprise Magazine and he has been featured on NBC, CBS, PBS and National Public Radio.
Captain ‘T’ accepted an appointed as Commissioner of Aeronautics.
He was reappointed by the next two governors, has the unique distinction of serving in both Republican and Democratic administrations and is the longest serving Commissioner in the Agency’s history.
Recognized for his abilities at the national level, Captain ‘T’ was # 2 on the short list for both FAA Administrator and Secretary of the Air Force.
He has served in numerous positions of leadership, been president of several organizations and chaired several boards including the American Cancer Society, where he served on its National Board.
Fasten your seat belts, put your seat backs and tray tables up and get ready to take off with Captain William ‘T’ Thompson.
he has served organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Bank of America, Black Enterprise Magazine, Boeing, EPA, IBM, Verizon, the Security and Exchange Commission….
U.S. Jaycees – Outstanding Young Men of America
Century Award – Boy Scouts of America
Volunteer of the Year – American Cancer Society
Guardsman of the Year – National Association of Guardsmen
Spirit of Aviation Award – Massachusetts Aviation Task Force
Outstanding service to Aviation-Massachusetts Airport Managers Association
Outstanding Achievement – Organization of Black Airline Pilots
Outstanding Entrepreneurship – Bank of Boston
Board of Directors Commendation – Security National Bank
African-American History Calendar – BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.
Service Award-U.S. Security and Exchange Commission
Outstanding Service-Air Line Pilots Association