As TOMS strives to impact as many lives and communities as possible through their One for One giving model, Amy Thompson works hard to ensure their employees are well taken care of. Amy joined TOMS as Chief People Officer in December 2012 and since then has been making an impact to the success and growth of the business. Amy’s focus on each employee contributing to the success of the TOMS movement has led to revamping the company’s core values, culture and expectations of employees. Her focus on community has led her team to develop TOMS first local, LA-based volunteering program. And, as a member of the executive leadership team, her expertise in organizational design has led change efforts to move TOMS to a high performance culture.
Before joining TOMS, Amy served in a number of global HR leadership roles while at Starbucks Coffee Company. At Starbucks, Amy was a key strategic business partner to multiple business units as they implemented talent strategies and aligned organizational capability to support business growth plans. Prior to joining Starbucks, she was the Senior Director of Employee Development at Ticketmaster, the world’s leading ticketing company, where she was responsible for talent planning and leadership development for the worldwide business. Before Ticketmaster, Amy served as the Director of Human Resources for Citysearch.com where she led the HR function for the start-up organization.
Amy is a member of Advancing Women Executives, the Society of Human Resource Management and a proud supporter of the Seattle Children’s PlayGarden. Additionally, she founded TOMS Leading Ladies, an organization that welcomes women leaders to have discussions with staff each quarter.
She earned a master’s degree in Organizational Development from Azusa Pacific University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Chaminade University in Hawaii, where she was awarded a full athletic scholarship.
Amy lives in Manhattan Beach with her husband Stewart and three children.