Vice President, Government Affairs,
Organized Retail Crime
For nearly 30 years Doug Thompson has helped shape policy and influence outcomes on issues of great significance in Washington DC. Bringing his invaluable insight to the legislative process, Thompson drives RILA’s advocacy on issues including financial services and privacy as well as judiciary issues including, organized retail crime.
Prior to joining RILA, Doug spent the last 21 years as an aide to Congressman John Tanner (D-TN), serving as Legislative Director for the past 17 years. As Congressman Tanner’s top legislative advisor, Thompson worked closely with the members of the conservative “Blue Dog Coalition,” of which Congressman Tanner is a co-founder. Prior to joining Congressman Tanner’s office, Thompson was Legislative Director for former Congressman Ed Jones (D-TN).