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Heather Thompson


Partner & Firm Administrator

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(320) 214-2936

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  • Internal Operations

Professional Affiliations
  • CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA)
  • 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. She is responsible for overseeing human resources, marketing, firm initiatives, strategic planning, employee relations, and development.

Community Involvement

  • The Link Board Member
  • Former Willmar Area Community Foundation Chair and Board Member
  • Ridgewater College Administrative Support Advisory Board Member
  • Local church and school system volunteer
  • Blandin Leadership Program graduate
  • Vision 2040 Leadership Program graduate


  • 2017 Exemplary Leadership Award from the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 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

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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