William C. Thompson, Jr. Former Comptroller for the City of New York

William C. Thompson, Jr. served as New York City’s 42nd Comptroller from 2002 to 2009. As Comptroller, Thompson was the Chief Financial Officer of the City of New York and supervised a staff close to 750 professionals. He sought to expand the reach of the Comptroller's Office and find new solutions to old problems, from housing and education to economic development and health care. As the city’s top financial watchdog, he oversaw a $100 billion pension fund and made crucial investments in affordable housing for middle class families.