Laura Thompson is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Thompson leads the company's financial activities, including finance, treasury, planning, accounting, treasury, tax, audit and compliance and investor relations. She also oversees the information technology (IT) organization.
Thompson has more than 30 years of financial management experience, and in her role as CFO, she is responsible for leading the company's capital allocation plan that balances high-value growth investments and shareholder returns.
Prior to becoming CFO in 2013, Thompson served as vice president of finance for Goodyear North America, where she played a key role in the turnaround of the company’s largest business. Previously, she served as vice president of business development, responsible for acquisition, divestiture and partnership activities in supporting Goodyear's long-term strategies, including divestiture of the Engineered Products business. While in this role, she provided leadership for the development of a new global headquarters campus in Akron, Ohio.
Thompson joined Goodyear in 1983 and additionally served as director of investor relations and held finance and accounting roles in two strategic business units.
Thompson attended The University of Akron, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1986 and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance in 1991.
Active in the community, she currently serves on the board of Akron Children's Hospital and The University of Akron's Advancement Council for the College of Business Administration.
She is a recipient of The University of Akron's Alumni Honor Award and the Dr. Frank L. Simonetti Distinguished Business Alumni Award, and was recognized by Treasury & Risk magazine on its list of "30 Outstanding Women in Finance."