Professional Title: Business Executive
B.A. and M.B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Email: Email Thomas
Career Profile: Ten years with Harris-McBurney Company, an engineering and construction company specializing in communications and electrical distribution work in fifteen eastern and midwestern states. Responsibilities included marketing, labor relations and eventually direct line responsibility for the seven hundred employees in operations.
Twenty-six years with Verizon and its predecessor GTE. Responsibilities included: designing and implementing the optimum business process for both current and future capital investment management through which the firm controlled its annual three billion dollar capital program; directing a current planning, engineering, and construction organization in a line capacity; and leading an organization of a thousand employees with end to end responsibility for all network operations for six states and five million customers.
Volunteer Affiliations: Colorado affiliations: Past president of the Board of Directors, Music in the Mountains; Member, Professional Associates of Fort Lewis College; Past President, FiveRivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited; Board of Directors, Colorado Trout Unlimited; and Past President, Falls Creek Ranch Association, Inc.
Previous affiliations: Chairman of the Board of Directors, Fort Wayne Philharmonic; Board of Directors, Science Central (children’s museum); President of the Board of Directors, West Shore Symphony Orchestra.
Interests: Fanatic fly fisherman and avid skier.
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