Chairman Randy Thompson
Randy Thompson is a North Carolina native and a resident of Sunset Beach. Commissioner Thompson serves as the Chairman of the Brunswick County Commissioners. Randy served as Vice Chairman from 2016 through 2020. After serving more than 30 years in local government, he started a small business and is the Chief Executive Officer of Thompson Disaster Recovery Associates, Inc., providing consulting services to local, state and federal agencies across the country. Randy and his wife, Sharon, have been married 38 years and have two children. They are members of Seaside United Methodist Church located in Sunset Beach. He is a member of South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club and a past president of the club. He is an active member of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce. He is also past board chairman of Brunswick County Communities in Schools. Randy is a recipient of the State’s highest civilian award for service, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
At the State level, Randy is a member of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) and serves as the chairman of the Environment Committee for the NCACC. In 2020, he was reappointed to a second three-year term on the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission. Randy is past president of the North Carolina Emergency Management Association and a past commissioner on the State of North Carolina Emergency Response Commission. He served on the State Legislative Joint Study Committee on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management Recovery and also served as the chairperson of North Carolina’s first Interoperability Executive Committee.
At the national level, Randy served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Counties (NACo) representing members of the International Association of Emergency Managers. Randy is currently vice chairman for the NACo subcommittee on Homeland Security under the Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, where recommendations for national policies are developed that address county concerns. Randy is one of a growing number of Emergency Management professionals across the country who is certified at the state and national levels.