President & CEO - Sherman Phoenix Foundation
About Stacia Thompson
Dr. Stacia Thompson is the President & CEO of the Sherman Phoenix Foundation in Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Thompson is known for being a change agent in developing economic empowerment and workforce strategies. With deep expertise in community development, program development, entrepreneurial services and economic development, she is also an expert speaker and facilitator for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Her previous roles include tenures at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, Gateway Technical College, City Colleges of Chicago and most recently the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago.
In addition to her professional roles, Thompson has served on many boards such as Community Women’s Club, Hispanic Business and Professionals Association, National Council of Workforce Education, Career Launch Chicago Advisory Committee, Cook County Coordinated Re Entry Council, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute Workforce Development Board, Racine Creative Center, The Main Project, Islands of Brilliance and Fathers Making Progress. She is a past recipient of the NAACP Youth Award, UW Parkside Community Service Award, YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin Women of Distinction Award, Black Softball Circuit Hall of Fame inductee, Professional Women’s Network for Service Inspiring Women Leadership Award and was just named the 2023 Milwaukee Business Journal Woman of Influence in the category of Community Supporter and 2023 Milwaukee Community Journal Diamond Honoree
Dr. Thompson also has the claim to fame of winning a culinary challenge versus TrueMan McGee, Owner of Funky Fresh Spring Rolls, and was crowned the guacamole queen of the Sherman Phoenix.