Jim Thompson joined The Center as Director of Business Development in 2018. In his role, Jim is the driving force behind The Center’s admissions efforts. In addition, Jim works collaboratively with program directors to plan strategically for the growth and expansion of programs through networking and outreach efforts. He is directly responsible for the overall operations of the admissions department, dental clinic, Gingersnaps Etc., Cullen Caners, and Momentum Industries. Jim comes to The Center from Goodwill Industries of Houston, where he served as the Director of Operations for 16 years. Prior to that position, he spent 10 years as the Executive Director of the Fairmont Vocational Center/Special Texas Homes, an ICF & HCS private provider, and has also held positions as a Vocational Director, Procurement Manager, and Employment Placement Coordinator. Additionally, Jim attended the University of Houston and served in the United States Navy.