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James Thompson III '93


I have lived and worked in numerous different countries including Russia, Colombia, China, Malaysia and Hong Kong. I have spent the last 25 years mostly living in Mainland China and working in the Logistics and Logistics Real Estate Industries. Five years ago I started my own Logistics Real Estate business and with some tenacity made it though. My first development is scheduled for completion in October of this year in Tianjin, China and will be an automated and high technology Logistics fulfillment center for the Electric Vehicle Industry.

I was born in Japan and grew up in Hong Kong. My mother's friend, Terry Crossman, who had graduated from Kent in the 60’s recommended that I give Kent a try. I left the international school system in Hong Kong in 1990 to go to Kent and had three great years there. I enjoyed the beautiful and serene setting in nature and alongside the river. I made great friendships there with my roommates and also with the teachers who often looked after me, namely the late Don Gowan who was my proxy parent while I was at Kent.

I’m pleased to be able to participate and support Kent, which is where I learned much of the discipline I use for work and personal life to this day.