SC State University Alumnus to Provide Mortgage Expertise during Executive Speaker Series

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

One of SC State University’s loyal sons will return to his Alma Mater on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at noon in Belcher Hall’s fourth floor auditorium to speak with business majors on “The Impact of the Mortgage Meltdown on Economic Growth.”  Executive speaker and alumnus, J. Tony Thompson,’95, currently serves as assistant vice president and market origination manager for PNC mortgage corporation. He has over 10 years of mid and senior management experience in providing strategy, human resources and sales management services to fortune 500 companies, including Wachovia, Bank of America, Whirlpool, Bose and E.I. DuPont.

In his current role, Thompson is responsible for leading the mortgage division for Central Florida and also serving as the interim manager for Tampa, Sarasota and Naples, Fl.   He develops and executes market strategies to grow mortgage and bank deposit market share in the region. He has been the architect of an aggressive growth strategy within PNC Mortgage Corporation, and over the past year, his sales force led the company in sales growth for his area. As a result of a strategic market approach, the region has become one of the top five growth markets in the company.

Thompson is very active in several non-profit organizations, serving on the Board of Directors for the Orlando Metropolitan Urban League, Orlando Boys and Girls Club and the Central Florida and North Florida Mortgage Bankers Association.  He is a recipient of the Path to Diversity scholarship provided by the Mortgage Bankers Association and currently is a member of the Production Loan Committee for the Mortgage Bankers Association. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Thompson received his bachelor’s degree from SC State University in business administration and an MBA degree from Webster University. He is currently pursuing credentials to become a certified mortgage banker (CMB), a designation held by less than one percent of industry professionals.

Thompson is married to Yolanda Thompson, and they are the proud parents of two sons.

For more information on the Executive Speaker Series, contact Dr. Ann S. Winstead, program director, at (803) 516-4864.