Donald Thompson

Chief Executive Officer, Founder at Cleveland Avenue LLC

Donald Thompson

Donald Thompson

Chief Executive Officer, Founder at Cleveland Avenue LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

McDonald's USA LLC
McDonald's Corp.
Cleveland Avenue LLC

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Primary Location

Chicago, IL, United States

Number of Boards

20

Birthday

1963 - Chicago, IL, United States

Age

56

Number of Awards

8

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Chief Executive Officer at Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Ulta Beauty, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

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Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.

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Former Director, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company & the Bank at Northern Trust Corporation

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Vice Chairman & Distinguished Fellow, Global Economy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The PrivateBank

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Exelon Corporation

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International Paper Co.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Abbott Laboratories

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Donald Thompson
Chief Executive Officer, Founder at Cleveland Avenue LLC
Education
BS in Electrical Engineering
Class of 1984

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. The university was founded with the gift of $150,000 from John Purdue, a Lafayette business leader and philanthropist, along with $50,000 from Tippecanoe County, and 150 acres (0.6 km²) of land from Lafayette residents in support of the project. In 1869, it was decided that the new school would be built near the city of Lafayette and established as Purdue University, in the name of the institution’s principal benefactor. The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. Today, Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

Doctorate Science

Excelsior College provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education. The College meets students where they are - academically and geographically, offering quality instruction and the assessment of prior learning.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Business Council is a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors. In its most fundamental form, the Council seeks to foster understanding through discussion. It promotes learning, best practice sharing and networking by its members with a view to making a contribution to our society, the global economy and to business generally. Since its founding more than 75 years ago, The Business Council membership has consisted of a group of current or former chief executive officers from a broad range of companies. All major industries are represented among the members of The Business Council. Because schedule demands on senior business executives are extensive, the Council provides an especially valuable opportunity to discuss major subjects in a broader ranging forum than is normally available in the course of business activities. As part of its process, the Council invites leaders in government, politics, academia, science, medicine, technology and other sectors to address the Council and to participate in its discussions. Council members hope that these discussions result in better understanding by their invited guests as well as by the members themselves. Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphere to share and explore ideas.As a gathering of peers from many fields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberative forum. It never takes positions as an organization and does not advocate any policy or course of action. Individual members sometimes do present their own views in public discussions. But they do so as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Council.

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Current

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is a national organization comprised of current and former African-American CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 500 and equivalent companies. For more than 25 years, the ELC has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline and to empower African-American corporate leaders to make significant and impactful contributions in the global marketplace and their communities.

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Current

The Economic Club of Chicago was organized in 1927 "to aid in the creation and expression of an enlightened public opinion on the important economic and social questions of the day.” Equally important, through its membership policies, the Club works to identify upcoming young leaders to insure a continuum of knowledge and traditions within Chicago’s civic and business community as the torch of leadership passes from one generation to the next.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Current

Cleveland Avenue LLC invests in restaurant, food and beverage concepts. The company was founded by Don Thompson and Liz Thompson and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

President
2005 - 2010

Part of McDonald's Corp., McDonald's USA LLC is a company headquartered in Warrenville, IL, that operates restaurants.The company says this about itself: McDonald's USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 25 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants.

President & Chief Executive Officer
1990 - 2015

McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 36,000 local restaurants serving approximately 69 million people in more than 100 countries each day.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $7,499
2014

Ronald McDonald House of New York, Inc. provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families. It offers family and coordinate emotional and physical services, psychological care, ministry support, wellness programs, tutors, music, art, transportation, activities for siblings, holiday and birthday parties and camaraderie for parents struggling with their child's cancer diagnosis. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Ronald McDonald House, NY.

$10K - $25K
2013

The mission of RMHC-CNI is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing comfort, compassion and community. RMHC-CNI keeps families of hospitalized children together in a ‘home away from home’. RMHC-CNI strives to reach out to all families and children in need in a caring, compassionate way, while holding itself strictly accountable for the investments it makes in its mission and programs.

$100K - $250K
2012

The mission of RMHC-CNI is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing comfort, compassion and community. RMHC-CNI keeps families of hospitalized children together in a ‘home away from home’. RMHC-CNI strives to reach out to all families and children in need in a caring, compassionate way, while holding itself strictly accountable for the investments it makes in its mission and programs.

Political Donations
$2,500
2009
$2,400
2009

Former Vice President, Global Business Development at AAR Corp.

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Beyond Meat, Inc. engages in the provision of plant-based meats. Its products include ready-to-cook meat under the brands The Beyond Burger and Beyond Sausage; and frozen meat namely Beyond Chicken Strips and Beyond Beef Crumbles. The company was founded by Ethan Walden Brown and Brent Taylor in 2009 and is headquartered in El Segundo, CA.

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Advisors
Special Advisor
Awards & Honors
Rank #43
2014
Chicago Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans
2012
Illinois Holocaust Museum - Humanitarian Award
2010
Executive Leadership Council - Achievement Award
Events
Attendee
Sanford Bernstein's 29th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2013

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