David Thompson

Senior Program Director for Government Payment Solutions, NACo FSC

David is currently the Senior Program Director for Government Payment Solutions of the NACo Financial Services Center. The mission of the FSC is to deliver national value-added enterprise programs that offer solutions and savings to our members and partners. Before joining NACo, David was the Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners for 10 years. He provided day-to-day administrative oversight and coordinated advocacy, research, communications, member services and internal support functions. From 2000–05, he was a Managing Principal and COO/CFO of one of the largest and oldest architectural, engineering and consulting firms in the Carolinas.

David received his Master's in Public Administration from NCSU in 1981. While in graduate school, he served as a Special Assistant to the Director of Administration of the USEPA in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He has an extensive background in county government, beginning as the Administrative Manager for Mecklenburg County Engineering in 1982. He subsequently served as the county manager for Hertford, Stanly, Henderson and Durham Counties in North Carolina.

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About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees.  Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to:

  • Advocate county priorities in federal policymaking
  • Promote exemplary county policies and practices
  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks
  • Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.


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