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Anthony (Tony) Thompson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Career Summary: Anthony (Tony) Thompson is the Chairman/CEO of Kwame Building Group, Inc., (KWAME), The first African American ESOP corporation in the state of Milssouri, which he founded in 1991. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, KWAME is a construction management/program, scheduling, estimating, contract/claims administration and document controls.

Professional Experience:

Project Engineer - Anheuser-Busch Companies
Mechanical Engineer-Monsanto Chemical Company
Construction Engineer - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering / Construction Management - Washington University
Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance - Webster University
Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering - University of Kansas
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Design - University of Kansas

Community Involvement / Board Member
Founder, Kwame Foundation including the Tyrone Thompson Institute of Nonviolence
Regional Business Council - Executive Committee & k-12 Committee Chair
Trustee, Maryville University
St. Louis Police Foundation
Missouri Baptist Hospital Board

Abbreviated listing of Special Achievements:
Named the Top 100 Leaders to Watch in 2001-2003
2002 Mayor Francis Slay Business of the Year Award
2002 St. Louis American Salute of Excellence Entrepreneur of the Year Award
2003 Mayor Francis Slay Spirit of St Louis of Award
2003 Webster University Distinguished Alumni Award
2004 Saint Louis Council of Construction Consumers MBE of the Year Award
2005 & 2006 Saint Louis Business Journal's Most Influential Leaders
2007 University of Kansas Distinguished Alumni Award
2008 Kappa Alpha Psi Professionalism Award
2010 Salute to Excellence Top 25 Minority Firms in St. Louis
2011 Salute to Excellence in Education - Stellar Performer
2011 Salute to Excellence Top 25 Minority Firms in St. Louis
2011 Character of Courage Award
2011 FBI Leadership Award
2012 ENR Top 100 Construction Management For-Fee Firms
2012 Salute to Excellence Top 25 Minority Firms in St. Louis
2012 St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association Top 50 Businesses
2013 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Maryville University
2013 Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Harris Stowe State University
2015-2019 Salute to Excellence Top 25 Minority Firms in St. Louis

Spouse: Kim
Children: Kristin, Michael

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