Viola Maxwell Thompson

Viola Maxwell-Thompson is Board Director at Insight Global, a privately held staffing firm based in Atlanta. She serves on its audit committee and provides advisory services to its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practice. Ms. Maxwell-Thompson is a nationally recognized thought leader in business transformation, DEI best practices, and leadership development. Previously, she was President and CEO of IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), a national organization committed to the continuous professional development of Black senior-level technology executives. She joined ITSMF after a successful career as partner at Ernst & Young, where she specialized in organizational development and technology implementation. Ms. Maxwell-Thompson is often featured in the media for her expert insights on a variety of business topics, and she has been quoted in numerous leading industry and consumer publications and books, including CIO, Cutter Consortium, Chicago Tribune, Black Enterprise, The Connector's Advantage, and Diversity Careers. Ms. Maxwell-Thompson received the PinkTech award and the Harlem Fine Arts' Salute to African Americans in Technology award, and she was a finalist for both the Women in ITUSA award and the Leadership Character Awards. Ms. Maxwell-Thompson earned her bachelor of arts degree from Lake Forest College and is certified in project management. She serves on two nonprofit boards, was appointed to the board of advisors for AboveBoard, and is a published author. She can be reached at