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Michael O. “Mickey” Thompson



Mickey Thompson is owner/president of several companies, including Brain Storm Strategies, LLC, and Paragon Energy Partners, LLC. He is a former partner in True Energy Services, a small oilfield services company that operates primarily in western and southern Oklahoma and north Texas. He is also a former partner in Service Automall, Inc., a Chevrolet-Buick dealership located in Ada, Ok.

Thompson was founder and CEO of Diamondback Energy Services LLC. During 2005-06, he assembled an executive team that built, via acquisition and start-up companies, an oilfield services consolidation play, investing $200 million in private equity funds.

Thompson spent 15 years (1991-2005) as president of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. During his tenure, OIPA worked with the state legislature to create the ground-breaking Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB). Thompson created and headed the Oklahoma Energy Education Foundation, which managed the administrative function of the OERB throughout his tenure. Thompson also played an active role in OERB advertising, education and public relations throughout his tenure.

Thompson’s early career was in journalism, public relations and broadcasting. He rose from sportswriter to publisher of his hometown newspaper, the Ada (Ok) News, and also did sports play-by-play for TV and radio on a regional network. A prolific writer, he was named Oklahoma’s top editorial writer in both 1990 and ’91. He served as director of university relations at East Central (Ok) University in 1981-87.

Thompson earned his B.A. in English from ECU in 1983. He served as a regent for the Regional University System of Oklahoma from 1998-2007. He is married to Kym Koch Thompson, owner/president of Koch Communications in OKC. He is father of four and has two grandchildren. Mickey and Kym enjoy splitting time between homes in OKC and Ada.


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