Jim Thompson

Director of Innovation, Office of Global Partnerships, U.S. Department of State

Jim Thompson is the Director of Innovation in Secretary of State’s Office for Global Partnerships. He is responsible for launching innovative diplomacy initiatives in the Department, building new partnerships for the Secretary and managing the Department’s major corporate relationships.  Jim has over 20 years of federal executive leadership serving at the National Security Council at the White House, U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Energy.  He has B.A. in international relations from Saint Joseph’s University, and an M.A. in Political Studies from the University of Auckland.