Thompson is a 2011 UALR graduate with a bachelor’s of business administration in finance, risk management and insurance. In 2012, he opened his own business, an insurance agency with Shelter Insurance in Sherwood.
None of it would have been possible without the College of Business program, he said. But there was one professor in particular who helped Thompson become who is he today: Dr. Lars Powell.
Powell was there throughout the process, Thompson said, helping him make the right contacts and network within the industry.
Thompson credits Powell’s influence for his quick success.
“Without a doubt I wouldn’t be here if he wasn’t at UALR,” Thompson said.