Tommy G. Thompson:
Tommy Thompson is a special advisor to RMS. Previously, as secretary of health and human services, Mr. Thompson was the nation’s leading advocate for the health and welfare of all Americans. In this role, Thompson launched major initiatives to urge all Americans to prevent disease by focusing on critical health areas such as obesity, diabetes, and health disparities. Thompson served as governor of Wisconsin, making state history when he was re-elected to office for a third term in 1994 and a fourth term in 1998. During his 14 years as governor, Thompson focused on revitalizing Wisconsin’s economy. He also gained national attention for his leadership on welfare reform, expanded access to healthcare for low-income people, and education. Thompson earned a BS in 1963 and a JD in 1966 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.