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DWU announces Thompson as newest member of board of trustees

Dakota Wesleyan University recently announced that Larry Thompson, of Mitchell, is the school's newest board of trustees member. Thompson is the chief executive officer at Vantage Point Solutions in Mitchell. He was born in Ames, Iowa, and went t...

Dakota Wesleyan University recently announced that Larry Thompson, of Mitchell, is the school's newest board of trustees member.

Thompson is the chief executive officer at Vantage Point Solutions in Mitchell. He was born in Ames, Iowa, and went to high school in Bellevue, Nebraska. He received his bachelor of arts degree in physics from William Jewell College, and both his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Kansas.

He was a systems engineer and later senior engineer during his early career in California and Colorado.

In 1996, he accepted a position as a senior professional engineer with Martin and Associates Inc. in Mitchell. During his tenure at Martin and Associates, later known as Martin Group Inc., Thompson was promoted to the general manager of the Telecommunications, Consulting, and Engineering Group (TCE) and had overall responsibility for the consulting and engineering services provided by Martin Group.

In 2002, he became one of the founders of Vantage Point and has served as its CEO since its inception and helped grow the company from six employees to 200.

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Thompson has been a member of the Mitchell Christian School board of directors for nine years and the president for seven, as well as a board member for the Mitchell Area Development Corporation for the last six years and served as its treasurer.

He is also a board member for South Dakota Department of Transportation, was the co-chairman of the land use and development committee for Mitchell Focus 2020, was a board/trustee for Mitchell Wesleyan Church for two years and is currently serving on the finance committee at Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

He and his wife, Vicki, have two teenage children and live in Mitchell.

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