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Supplier Profile: Thompson Hospitality Corporation

Classification/Certification: Corporation/MBE

Business Category: Contract Food Service, Full-Service Restaurants, Facilities Management

Brief Description: Largest minority-owned food service company in the United States.

Executive Team:
Warren M. Thompson, President and Chairman
Ali Azima, Chief Financial Officer
Maurice Jenoure, Chief Operating Officer
Fred Thompson, Chief Administrative Officer
Benita Thompson-Byas, Vice President of Joint Ventures
Orson Williams, Vice President Restaurant Operations
Shawn O’Quinn, Senior Vice President Business Development
Lydia Martinez, Vice President Human Resources

Year Founded: 1992

Governance Oversight: Board of Directors

Geographic Coverage: United States

Corporate Headquarters: Herndon, VA

Primary Contact:
Benita Thompson-Byas
Vice President of Joint Ventures
505 Huntmar Park Dr., Ste. 350, Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: (703) 964-5500 Fax: (703) 964-0505