2022 ThinkNW Marketing All-Star: Scot Thompson, Chief People Officer at Thesis

We’re pleased to announce the 2022 class of ThinkNW Marketing All-Stars, a peer-nominated award recognizing excellence in marketing in the region. Our goal is to shine a light on the people driving growth in the industry and contributing to the regional brand and marketing ecosystem.

We asked our 2022 honorees to share a bit about their work, lives, and what the Pacific Northwest means to them. Here’s what Scot Thompson, Chief People Officer at Thesis, had to say:

How long have you been in your current role?

Eight months.

What do you value most in your work in this role, and what do you consider your biggest accomplishment in your current role?

I value empowering our employees and future generations, closing the equity gap, and providing the means and tools to accelerate personal and professional growth. Accomplishments this year include diversifying our agency to over 40% People of Color, creating moments to celebrate our Employee Resource Groups and cultural moments that create the fabric and DNA of our agency, expanding our partnership with Emerging Leaders, increasing the number of interns and pathways into the agency for young graduates of color, and creating a mentorship circle for Executive Leaders of Color to share experiences and best practices to support their growth.

What do you like to do outside of your work?

Outside of work, I continue to coach soccer and support at the Board level with United PDX soccer club. I enjoy mentoring people, recognizing their strengths and understanding how to leverage their skills for their personal success. I also enjoy spending time with my wife and two boys, having Nerf battles, and the occasional video game session.

What impact does the Pacific Northwest have on your work?

I spend a portion of my daily activities outside, whether coaching soccer, doing yard work, out on the river paddleboarding, or just going for a walk. I love being active, and the balance of activities and seasons is important to my well-being. It’s a blessing to live in a city and location that allows me so many options and activities.

How would you characterize the Pacific Northwest marketing/creative community? In your mind, what makes it unique?

The Pacific Northwest marketing and creative community are like a digital Swiss army knife. They are incredibly resourceful and capable of tackling any obstacle, while also being nimble and advanced enough to create the future!

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