From the Generator Board of Directors September 12, 2019:
With great appreciation and thanks, Generator announces that Chris Thompson will be stepping down as Executive Director at the end of the calendar year.
Chris is a founding member of the maker space and we are pleased that he will be rejoining the Board and pursuing his artistic practice. In his time as Executive Director, Chris has moved the organization from a scrappy little start-up to a vibrant, mature, and financially stable organization. In particular, he has improved our business model, created a healthy reserve fund, revamped staffing, greatly expanded our community relationships and partnerships, increased programming, launched a highly successful entrepreneurial boot camp and free, public lecture series, oversaw an expansion to over 11,500 square feet, improved our operating and administrative systems, earned the wide respect of our maker community, and much more.
“It’s been my great pleasure to work with Chris since Generator was just an idea, and we are very pleased that he’ll be rejoining the board of directors” said Generator Board President Dan Harvey. “Chris embodies the maker ethos that ‘intersects art, science, and technology’ and he’ll be difficult to replace.”
We are sorry to lose Chris as our Director, thank him for his considerable contributions, and welcome him back on the Board where his wisdom and energy will continue to serve the organization and the broader maker community. Going forward, we are excited to identify a new leader who can build on what Chris has created and lead us into our next generation of growth.