Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Trisa Thompson is the Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Dell, with responsibility for Dell’s global philanthropy and sustainability. Previously at Dell, Trisa served as Vice President, Legal, for the Global Operations, Marketing and Product Groups, and was a member of the Legal Team for 12 years. She was the founding co-chair of the Women’s Networking Group, W.I.S.E., at Dell, and also served on the PRIDE Executive Board. She is also a member of the Global Giving and Sustainability Councils. Trisa joined Dell in June 1998 from the Washington, D.C. law office of Seyfarth, Shaw. Trisa was a partner with Seyfarth in its Government Procurement Law practice. She specialized in federal, state, and local procurement law and litigation. She joined Seyfarth directly out of law school in 1986. Trisa graduated with honors from The National Law Center, George Washington University. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University in 1983, where she majored in Mass Communications. Outside of the office, Trisa served on the Annual Campaign Committee for the United Way in Central Texas for several years in different roles, and is a past Chair of the Women’s Giving Network. She is a founding and former member of the Austin/San Antonio Chapter of the Texas General Counsel Forum. Trisa also serves on the Emeritus Advisory Board for Law and Technology News. She is a past President of the Board of Zach Scott Theatre. In addition, she is the past chair of the Board for KLRU, where she remains a board member, and formerly served on the Board for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the boards of I Live Here, I Give Here, an Austin organization promoting philanthropy in Austin, and Lifeworks. Trisa was a 2005 finalist for the Profiles In Power award from the Austin Business Journal. Trisa is the 2008 recipient of the United Way’s Volunteer of the Year Award.