Prior to retiring in January 2022, Deidra L. Thompson worked forty-five plus years at Duquesne Light Company, thirty-nine of those years in technology, holding various positions from programmer to Senior IT Analyst. While at Duquesne Light Company. Deidra was very involved with their community sponsored programs. Deidra volunteered at various company sponsored events, allowing her a chance to give back to the community and to make a difference with the residents of the communities served by her employer. Some of her most enjoyable events were visiting assistance living facilities or nursing homes where she would interact with the residents as well as helping to spruce up the facilities of community organizations with bright colored paint and landscaping.

Deidra served eight years on the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh’s Board of Directors, strongly supporting the dedicated aims of the YWCA to eliminate racism and empower women.  She currently serves on the financial committee of Baptist Temple Church.

Deidra graduated Magna Cum Laude from Carlow University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems Management.  Deidra is the proud mother of two adult daughters and four grandsons. Family is a priority and an important part of her life.