Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Larry D. Thompson has been named senior vice president and general counsel for PepsiCo, succeeding David R. Andrews, who will retire in February. Thompson will have responsibility for PepsiCo’s worldwide legal function, as well as its government affairs organization and the company’s charitable foundation.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Thompson was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He is also a member of the board of directors for Delta Airlines.
Thompson’s government career includes serving in the U.S. Department of Justice, where his role as deputy attorney general included supervision of overall operations. In 2002, Attorney General John Ashcroft named Thompson to lead the National Security Coordination Council. Also in 2002, President Bush named Thompson to head the Corporate Fraud Task Force. He led the Justice Department’s ongoing Enron investigation, and was responsible for corporate fraud investigations.
Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton College, his law degree from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree from Michigan State University.