Mr. Charles Thompson
Chief Information Officer, Port Houston
Charles Thompson joined the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) as the CIO in October of 2015 and leads the Information Technology Division. Prior to PHA, Mr. Thompson served the cities of Houston (2012 – 2015) & Phoenix (2007-2012) in the same role. Charles was also the CIO for Orange County (FL) Public Schools and the CTO for the District of Columbia Public Schools. Before beginning his career in the public sector, Charles worked in the private sector as a systems engineer, systems analyst and consultant with IBM, NYNEX Business Systems, SynOptics and Bay Networks. He also spent two years as a senior manager in Seoul, Korea as an expatriate with Cisco Systems.