Ralph Thompson

Executive Director, Travel + Tourism

As Executive Director of Travel and Tourism, Ralph revels in creating smart client solutions that deliver measurable bottom line results, as well as building strong, long-lasting relationships with colleagues and clients. A former CPA, banker, and ad man-turned-entrepreneur, he has helped hundreds of brands tell their stories through thoughtful, well-integrated online marketing strategies. Ralph’s approach to brand strategy is informed by years of building, acquiring, and selling businesses across sectors, as well as his roles as COO of the Martin Agency, President of Fahlgren and Founder of eBrains. Successful at an early age, Ralph was making regular presentations to an NYSE Regional Banking Board by the age of 30, helped design the plan that was the catalyst for the spin off and creation of Capital One Bank, and guided a team to win the coveted Florida Tourism business retained for a remarkable 15 years.