Ronald M. Thompson
Ronald Thompson, a Morganton native, is a graduate of Valdese High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Well-known as a broker with Thompson Realty, Mr. Thompson has held leadership positions in the Burke County Board of Realtors, the NC Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, the Burke County Chamber of Commerce, the Burke County Board of Commissioners, Valdese Rotary Club, Rotary International, and Piedmont Council of Boy Scouts. He has also been named to the NC Realtors Hall of Fame and the Burke County Realtors Hall of Fame as well as received the Burke County Realtor of the Year title several times and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. He and wife, Anne Holliday Thompson, have two daughters, Ellen Settlemyer and Kate Sturgeon.