L. Paige Thompson

L. Paige Thompson '71
1989 Outstanding Alumna

From graphic arts to Buck Stoves to the stock market, Paige Thompson's career has been a series of increasingly challenging positions, beginning with the day back in 1971 when she walked across the stage in ETSU's Memorial Gym with a diploma in her hand and the "Big Apple" in her eye. From her Wall Street office, the Asheville, N.C., native supervised the recruitment of new corporations on the east coast to the Exchange. In six years with the New York Stock Exchange, she advanced from marketing representative, to senior marketing representative, to Managing Director of Corporate Business Development, and to her present position as Managing Director of Domestic Listings for the Exchange. Thirty percent of her time is spent on the road, making presentations to chief executive officers of more than one hundred major U. S. corporations annually, from Florida through New Jersey and Pennsylvania.