Assistant General Manager, Internal Audit
Stephon Terrell (“Terry”) Thompson, Chief Audit Executive (CAE)/Assistant General Manager – Internal Audit for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), joined the Authority in October, 2013. As MARTA’s CAE, Mr. Thompson is responsible for setting the strategic direction and for the daily management of MARTA’s Internal Audit Department. His responsibilities include overseeing the execution of risk based audits and special projects and the issuance of audit reports and general control consultation to assist management and the Board of Directors in achieving MARTA’s corporate objectives. Mr. Thompson reports administratively to the Chief Executive Officer and functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
Overall, Mr. Thompson has more than 25 years of progressive internal audit and compliance experience with publicly traded and privately owned companies. Prior to joining MARTA, Mr. Thompson served as the General Auditor for Santee Cooper, a government-owned utility in the Charleston, SC area. Prior to his position with Santee Cooper, Mr. Thompson had extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, including Bank of America, Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation, Duke Energy, Alex Lee, Brambles Equipment Services, Food Lion, and Wachovia.
Mr. Thompsonreceived his Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Business Administration and Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and Business Management from North Carolina State University. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and has a Certification in Risk Management Assurance license.
Mr. Thompson is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is married to Tammy Thompson and has a son, Marcus and a daughter, Bailey.