In 1992, Tamara Thompson became the fifth woman to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Boise State University. It was the end of her undergraduate years, but the beginning of a long career in the construction and land development industry and the start of a storied relationship with her alma mater.
As a principal and the director of client services with The Land Group, Inc., Thompson helps her clients in all aspects of real estate development, specifically the entitlement and design process. She has also remained heavily involved in the university, serving as the vice president of the Boise State Alumni Association Board of Directors. She has assisted in the creation of the university’s five-year strategic plan, the Boise State Auction Gala, the Scholarship and Awards Committee, the Drive for Impact Golf Tournament benefiting Boise State students with foster care experience, and the Homecoming Committee. A key fundraiser, she has secured auction items, donations, and high-level sponsorships; and she is an active volunteer, having given her time to mentorship projects like the Women in Construction, Engineering and Development (WICED) advisory committee, and the board of directors for Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW Idaho) organization.
Tamara lives in the Boise foothills, with a view of Boise State University with her husband DJ and two teenage sons. She enjoys volunteering and serving on many local non-profit boards; spending time with her family golfing, camping and hiking in the Idaho outdoors, and watching her sons compete in basketball.
Boise State bestowed the Distinguished Alumni Service Award upon her in 2021.
“Serving on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and volunteering on campus is extremely rewarding. Education can open doors to jobs, resources, and skills that an individual needs to not just survive but thrive. An educated workforce is good for the local economy and the overall community. Go Broncos!”