2015 Fellows

Arthur Pearson

President & CEO, Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

Arthur Pearson was elected president and CEO of Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center in 2005. He has been involved with the Outward Bound movement for four decades as an instructor, field supervisor, program director, trustee, and board chair. As CEO he has led Thompson Island’s expanded learning initiatives in out-of-school science education, character development, and summer learning.

Arthur also spent 14 years in the energy industry and played a key role in building a start-up company into a $300-million energy marketing enterprise. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.