Ron Thompson

President - Marketing

" How dull it is to pause, to make an end, to rust unburnished and not to shine in use."  -  Tennyson's Ulysses

Ron Thompson has spent most of his career at the Fitzgerald Agency in New Orleans, forerunner of BMF, and at Knox-Reeves in Minneapolis. Ron's management experience has been extensive in hospitality, healthcare, finance, consumer products and packaged goods. He has an outstanding background in image development and target marketing, including outreach programs in the African-American community through Historical Black Colleges and Universities and Churches for TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce.

Ron is a past president of the Advertising Club of New Orleans and former governor of the Seventh Deep South District of the American Advertising Federation. He is past Chairman of the American Association of Advertising Agencies Gulf South Region and served on the AAAA Promotion Marketing Committee. Ron is also a recipient of the American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award. 

His pro bono interests include the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, Liberty's Kitchen and Good Work Network. Focused on minorities and women developing a business and staying in business, the Good Work Network organization has a positive and successful track record for providing the environment to help the demographic segment achieve their goals and potential.  

Favorite Location in New Orleans

Commander's Palace

The kitchen at the legendary Commander’s Palace exemplifies BMF’s connection to the food industry.  Our understanding of food as a product and brand combined with our knowledge of the front or back of house in the restaurant industry enables us to accomplish a client’s objectives in this business segment.