Tyrone Thompson is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada raised in the historic West Las Vegas Valley View Neighborhood. He earned his public education through the Clark County School District graduating from Valley High School in 1985 as Student Body President. In 1989, he graduated from Northern Arizona University (NAU) where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. In 2000, he received his Masters of Arts degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. In October 2017, he was inducted into NAU’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Hall of Fame.
Tyrone is a retiree of the Public Employees Retirement System where he served for over 25 years in the Health, Human and Community Services fields. He is proud of his next chapter as the CEO & Success Coach of Thompson Career Solutions which takes pride in connecting aspiring job seekers to careers; building capacity and vision with organizations; and coaching emerging professionals for upward mobility. He’s ecstatic to join the Harwood Institute Team!
Tyrone Thompson was first appointed to the Nevada State Legislature by the Clark County Commission on April 16, 2013 as the Assemblyman in District 17. During the 79th Legislative Session in 2017, he served as the Chairman of Education where he and his peers strove to ensure every student had the resources and opportunities to earn a quality education. He was also a member of the Judiciary and Health & Human Services Committees.
Of the many highlights in his career and life experiences, Tyrone is proud of serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA); graduating from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce (now Las Vegas METRO Chamber of Commerce) Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2003 as well as being inducted into the LLV Hall of Fame in 2018; and graduating as a Council of State Governments (CSG) Henry Toll Fellow, Class of 2016—the premiere leadership academy for public servants in the three branches of government.
Tyrone is deeply rooted in the community, family-oriented to the core, and takes pride in serving as a dedicated Usher In-Charge at Victory Missionary Baptist Church in historic West Las Vegas.