Resource center names new CEO

ENCINITAS — Community Resource Center (CRC) announced Paul B. Thompson as its new Chief Executive Officer. Thompson brings more than three decades of nonprofit experience to CRC.

He was previously the president and CEO of the San Diego-based Project Concern International and spent 18 years at World Vision where for 10 years he was the CEO of their subsidiary unit responsible for accessing US public sector funding.

Thompson will be stepping down from his role as co-founder, principal and senior partner of the Carlsbad Pacific Group, LLC, a firm providing organizational effectiveness, leadership development and resource acquisition counsel to international and domestic nonprofit organizations.

“On behalf of the board of directors of Community Resource Center, I am delighted to welcome Paul Thompson as our new CEO,” said Board Chairman Duane Nelles.  “His wealth of experience, demonstrated leadership, strong community ties, and vision will take CRC to the next level and deepen our impact on the North County San Diego community.”

CRC’s 48-member staff currently serves more than 11,000 individuals every year through food stabilization, general and domestic violence shelter assistance, asset building, workforce development programs, and a variety of supportive services.  Thompson has a track record of transforming and leading organizations through periods of both turnaround and rapid growth. In doing so, he has led several organizations through effective change management and strategic planning processes to accomplish measurable results.

“As a long-term resident of North County San Diego, I have been active in both nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, where I have long valued and admired the outstanding work of CRC,” said Thompson.  “I look forward to working with the dedicated CRC team and continuing to grow its social and economic impact within the communities of North County San Diego.”

Thompson and his wife, Konny, have four adult children and reside in Carlsbad.

Thompson studied Sociology and Political Science at Bethel College in Minnesota, and at Pepperdine University, earned a master’s degree in Management, with an emphasis in the management of nonprofit organizations.



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