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Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson

Executive Director | AIDS Project Los Angeles |Los Angeles, CA

Craig Thompson, Executive Director of AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer in 1997 and became the Executive Director in July 1998. As the leader of one of the largest HIV/AIDS service organizations in the United States, he oversees all APLA operations, including health education and HIV prevention, government affairs, client and community services, fund development, finance and communications.

Prior to joining APLA, Thompson was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) from 1992 to 1997. While at AHF, he played a lead role in establishing and operating Positive Healthcare, the first Medicaid managed care program in the U.S. for persons with AIDS.

From 1988 to 1992, Thompson was employed by Security Pacific Burns Fry, an investment banking firm, working as part of the advisory team in mergers and acquisitions.

Thompson received a bachelor's degree in political science from Washington State University and graduate degrees from the University of Washington School of Law and New York University School of Law. He also earned a master's degree in business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.