Tom Hampson is the former Executive Director of ONABEN: A Native American Business Network. He has more than 35 years experience in community and economic development. ONABEN received an Honoring Nations award from the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development in 2005, and in 2006 Hampson received a Spirit of the Salmon Leadership Award from the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.
Hampson has worked as a firefighter, tribal economic development director, farmer, small business owner, and a writer. He is the principal author of Indianpreneurship: A Native American Journey into Business (published by ONABEN). Mr. Hampson received his B.A. from Stanford University and his M.S. from the University of Portland.