Janet M. Thompson
Janet M. Thompson. Ms. Thompson has served as a director of AutoWeb since March 2008. She is currently providing consulting services for new automotive manufacturers entering the North American market. Ms. Thompson was Executive Vice President of HAAH Automotive Holdings, an exclusive distributor for Asian automotive brands in North America, from February 2019 to July 2021. From January 2015 to February 2019, Ms. Thompson was Senior Vice President of Ipsos Automotive, a global automotive market research company. Prior to that, Ms. Thompson was Vice President, Marketing of Advanstar Communications Inc., the leading provider of integrated media solutions to the automotive aftermarket, pharmaceutical, healthcare, power sports and fashion industries from July 2011 to January 2015; Vice President, Automotive Group for The Marketing Arm, an Omnicom Group agency, from January 2011 to June 2011; Executive Vice President of the Diversified Agency Services Division of Omnicom Group, an advertising firm, from November 2007 to August 2010; Vice President, Marketing Nissan and Infiniti Divisions of Nissan North America, from July 2004 to September 2007; and from July 1999 to July 2004, Ms. Thompson was Chief Executive Officer and President of The Designory, Inc., a marketing firm owned by the Omnicom Group. Ms. Thompson held sales or marketing positions at Mazda Motor of America, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. and Chrysler Corporation, from 1972 to 1994. Ms. Thompson received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Detroit. Ms. Thompson has the distinction of being named one of the Top 100 Women in the Automotive Industry in both 2005 and 2010.