Judy Thompson, Chief Finance Officer

Judy Thompson brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit accounting to her role as chief finance officer at SPCA Tampa Bay. She has worked with human service nonprofit organizations ranging in size from $30 million to $100 million. Thompson provides leadership and direction for the day to day accounting functions and financial reporting at SPCA Tampa Bay.

Thompson began her career in nonprofit finance more than 20 years ago as a regional controller at Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. During her career she has helped nonprofits shape their reporting and ensure compliance with GAAP, cost principles, and contract requirements.

Before joining SPCA Tampa Bay, Thompson was director of finance and interim CFO of Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services. She was responsible for the agency’s accounting staff and a member of the leadership team for the $38 million agency with multiple federal, state, local governmental funding sources. Thompson lead the implementation of new financial, budgeting and document management software.

Thompson earned her bachelor degree in accounting and computer information systems from Northern Michigan University and her master’s in accounting from Nova Southeastern University Wayne Huizenga School of Business. She has also been a volunteer dog walker for Pinellas County Animal Services for several years.