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Heather Thompson


Partner & Firm Administrator

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(320) 214-2936

Practice Emphasis

  • HR Consulting

Professional Affiliations

  • CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)


  • Public Accounting Firm Manager

About Heather

Heather Thompson joined CDS in 2004. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN with a Political Science degree and minors in Economics and French. Heather was promoted to Firm Administrator in 2008 and admitted as Partner in 2018. Her main focus includes firm initiatives, strategic planning, employee relations, staff recruitment and retention, special projects, Partner and staff development, and HR advising for clients.

Community Involvement

  • Willmar Area Community Foundation Chair and Board Member
  • Willmar’s Destination Playground PR committee Co-Chair
  • Past Co-Chair of United Way’s Pillar Program
  • Ridgewater College Administrative Support Advisory Board member
  • Past Ridgewater College General Advisory Council member
  • Local church and school system volunteer
  • Blandin Leadership Program graduate
  • Vision 2040 Leadership Program graduate


  • 2013 West Central Tribune’s Five Under 40 Award
  • 2005 BPW Young Careerist Award
  • 2005 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar EDC
  • 2017 Exemplary Leadership Award from the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

"Heather has three boys and loves being a "boy mom"! Keeping up with their activities ranging from sports to fishing to searching for toads keeps her busy. The Thompson family loves spending lots of time on Nest Lake, during all seasons. "

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