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John Charles Thompson, President, CEO



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John C. Thompson is the President of Horizon Resources Group, Inc.  The company is involved in the areas of industrial chemical distribution, wholesale institutional foods, insurance and benefit plans, professional employment organizations, and business consulting.  The company opened business in 1991 with the purchase of a licensed national retail drug store. Other undertakings were added in the following two years.  Chemical distribution grew to 14 clients in North Georgia.  Food distribution grew to 10 clients in the same area.  In 1994, Horizon began business consulting in the area of Professional Employment Organizations providing services to daycare, restaurants and retail supermarkets in the Atlanta area.  Sensing the needs of clients, Horizon entered the insurance and benefit area and immediately provided services to established clients. Over 700 lives were covered.  In 1998, Horizon extended its business to Tennessee, and Oklahoma.  Kansas and New Mexico came in 2000.  Special clients needs in North Carolina came in 2001.  At present, clients are served by Horizon in seven states. Horizon through National Financial Services Group, established in 1896, a wholly owned entity of National Life of Vermont provides premium services in the financial planning and business protection areas. Before founding Horizon Resources Group, Inc., Mr. Thompson achieved the position of Director of Administration for Alterman Foods, Inc. and later Delhaize the Lion, Brussels, Belgium and served for 21 years until downsizing with daily responsibility for 110 stores in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.  The Company also operated a wholesale retail division, an institutional foods division, and a manufacturing division. Mr. Thompson supervised a support staff of 125 corporate employees in the area of maintenance, non-grocery purchasing, security, and office support services for all of these divisions. In addition, for seventeen years he served as a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of AADCO Federal Credit Union.  He was head of the Loan Committee from 1983 until 1993 when the credit union merged to became part of Lockheed Federal Credit Union. 

Before Joining Alterman Foods in 1970, Mr. Thompson held various positions in law enforcement, which included Assistant Chief Investigator with Advance Research Bureau of Industrial Security where he provided consultation services to seven major national banks.  He was a member of the initial security group for First National Bank of Atlanta (BankAmericard Division) and later Southeast Bankcard Association (Master Card Owner) in Atlanta.   In 1965, Mr. Thompson joined the U. S. Army Intelligence Command and became a Special Agent.  Assigned to Atlanta he headed the DASE Department, which handled sensitive matters involving protection against ease dropping in 7 Southern states with all branches of military along with other foreign and domestic government services.  Due to special needs in 1968, Mr. Thompson was chosen and reassigned to Secret Service duties. He served in candidate Executive Protection for the Republican Convention in Miami, FL until late 1968.

Mr. Thompson graduated from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta in 1976 where he received his Juris Doctorate in Juris Prudence.  He received a BLA from New York State College of Agriculture-Cornell University through scholarship from Alterman Foods, and attended under graduate studies at Texas Western College. 

Involvement in the Atlanta community has included being a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Police Athletic League for 22 years of which 10 were served as it's President.  It includes 8 years on the Planning Commission of the City of College Park, which included 3 years as Chairman of the Commission.  Previous memberships include the Mayor's Appointment to the Board of Zoning Appeals and 24 year membership on Cobb County Law Enforcement Committee.  Awards and recognition include Outstanding Citizen from 3 Georgia Secretaries of State, Lieutenant Colonel Aide de Camp, Governors Staff and Fellow of International Academy of Criminology, Who's Who in America 1982.  He served on the Leadership Las Cruces Committee in 2002. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Communications Bar Association, and the New Mexico Bar-PL, Albuquerque Bar Association and Atlanta Bar Association.

  Mr. Thompson resides in Atlanta, Georgia and Las Cruces, NM.   





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