John M. "Marty" Thompson
Refine what is Possible, Give Shape to the Future - Achieve the Expectations
Mr. Thompson was born in Odessa, Texas in 1976. He attended Permian High School, graduating in 1994. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 2000 with a Major in Business and Minors in Mass Communications, Psychology, and Archaeology. After graduating from MTSU, he worked at John McDougall Company for 3 years, where he was the Purchasing Manager, negotiating and purchasing most of the steel used to build Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. He joined STA Benefits, Ltd. in April of 2003 where he first served as Marketing Assistant, then Account Representative, and became a Principal and Consultant in 2007. He succeeded his father, Steve, as President of Management in 2013.
Mr. Thompson has held seminars for clients and the community on COBRA changes, long term care, Health Care Reform, and small business strategies at UT of the Permian Basin (UTPB). He conducted a COBRA seminar for the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants on the ARRA Act of 2009. He has also presented his creative marketing strategies at many industry conferences by request, including NFP and Blue Cross Blue Shield national sales conferences across the years. Mr. Thompson is also part of an elite group of life insurance producers called Partners Financial.
Mr. Thompson volunteers and sponsors many local charities and is a Grow Odessa board member. Mr. Thompson is a founder and active supporter of the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center and the Midland Symphony Guild. His hobbies include a musical performance and sound engineering, as he has published three albums that are being distributed worldwide and are receiving international internet and FM radio play. Mr. Thompson's management and client development guidance has led STA to be Gold industry partners with multiple A++ insurance companies nationwide and has more than doubled the size of the firm since becoming Principal in 2007.