Kim Thompson is a project manager for Ricoh USA, an information management and digital services company. She is also the proud parent of a 20-year-old son, Luke, who is on the autism spectrum.
Kim learned about UAS in 2021 through a volunteer opportunity with Soul City Church when Kim and Luke helped clean up one of UAS’ residences.
Since then, Luke has attended several UAS monthly Meetups at Pompei on Taylor and the weekly ‘Urban Hike with Mike’ which brings young adults with autism together each week to explore Chicago neighborhoods for cheap eats.
Since joining Ricoh in 2004, Kim has successfully managed hardware and software implementations for companies including Allstate, PNC Bank, Kraft and Chicago Public Schools.
Kim began her career as a real estate paralegal at a major Chicago law firm and was a regional trainer for Eastman Kodak for over a decade. She has a political science bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and a paralegal certificate from Roosevelt University. Kim volunteers with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Chicago Cares and the foster dog program with PAWS.