Bill Thompson: Ex-Pimco CEO an engine for charity

Bill Thompson: Ex-Pimco CEO an engine for charity  – Jonathan Lanser, Orange County Register

Retirement – or at least what Thompson’s awfully busy routine encompasses – does include some of the fanciful indulgences any retiree would dream of. Like visits to numerous major league baseball parks. And building his ultimate model railroad setup in his Irvine home. “I lost my dad young,” Thompson says. “I didn’t want to finish my life at my desk.”

Along with the fun – and sitting on boards like the contentious Citigroup banking giant and the more docile Newport Beach-based Pacific Life, the company that launched Pimco – Thompson has developed a growing passion for charity.