Andy Thompson is the Director of Philanthropy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Andy recently completed his fourth term as an Ohio State Representative for the 95th District (R-Marietta). Thompson served as a Subcommittee Chairman on Finance, as well as a member of the Public Utilities, Education, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees. He joins CEI as Director of Philanthropy covering Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Western PA and West Virginia. Thompson is a CEI alumnus, having served as Director of Development from 1987-1990. Subsequently, he joined his family business, Bird Watcher's Digest, which he served full-time from 1990 until he entered the General Assembly.
Andy was elected to three terms At-Large on Marietta City Council; he remains committed to his community, his church and his family, which includes his wife, Jade, and his children (Annalea, Nathaniel and August). The Thompsons have also hosted six international students through AFS, and are a host family for the Marietta College Men's Basketball program as well.