Dr. Henri' Thompson
Entrepreneur in Residence
Dr. Henri' Thompson is an entrepreneur in residence at The MHT Companies with experience at the intersection of policy, legislative, and communications strategy. Prior to The MHT Companies, Dr. Thompson served in leadership positions at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Maryland State Retirement and Pension System, the U.S. House of Representatives Office of the Majority Whip, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
A strategic partner to organizations on diversity, equity and inclusion, Dr. Thompson combines his knowledge of people, policy and process to provide strategic advice to a wide range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.
Previously, Dr. Thompson served as an advisor to a private equity firm where he provided capital to entrepreneurs and small businesses. As the associate director of community affairs at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital, he led Johns Hopkins $1.6 billion economic development plan in the community by strengthening programs across education, minority business contracting, neighborhood outreach, staff diversity, and volunteer engagement. At the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System, he helped manage $36 billion in assets and secured the retirement benefits of active and former state employees, teachers, state police, judges, and law enforcement members.
On Wall Street at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Dr. Thompson helped maintain the stability of the nation's banking system. In the classroom, he increased students test scores, narrowed the racial academic achievement gap, and encouraged more students of color to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Dr. Thompson earned his master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and his doctorate from Virginia State University. He was inspired to attend Virginia State University by Reginald F. Lewis, who graduated from Virginia State in 1965 and was the first African American to build a billion-dollar business. Reginald F. Lewis was born on December 7th and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity -- in which Dr. Thompson shares both membership in Kappa and a birthday -- with Mr. Lewis.