Woman’s Hospital has appointed Beverly Brooks Thompson, CFRE, as its new Chief Development Officer (CDO). As CDO, Thompson is responsible for all fund-raising activities of Woman’s Hospital Foundation
. She will oversee the foundation’s major gifts program, planned giving program, annual giving program, employee giving campaign, endowment development, donor relations and special events such as the Woman’s Victory Open
, Pink on the Plaza, Woman’s Half Marathon
and more. Prior to Woman’s, Thompson served as Vice President & Executive Counsel with Pursuant Ketchum in Dallas. Additional expertise includes serving as Director of Forever LSU: The Campaign for Louisiana State University, which exceeded its $750 million goal and received numerous awards from the American Advertising Federation and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Thompson succeeds Lynn Weill, Woman’s Vice President and Chief Development Officer, who has led Woman’s Hospital Foundation since July 2008 and is retiring in December.
In addition to Thompson’s past experience at LSU, she also served as Director of External Affairs for LSU Student Life and Academic Services. Thompson is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and was recently named to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report’s “Top Forty Under 40 in Louisiana.” Her education includes a Bachelor of General Studies and a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication & Leadership Development. She is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Development from Louisiana State University.