Booz Allen’s Ebony Thomas Named to TNJ List of “40 Under Forty” Dynamic Achievers
Ebony Thomas embodies the concept that the status quo is made to be broken. Thomas, a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, exhibits a commitment to reach for higher goals. The Network Journal took notice as they named her to the 2018 List of “40 Under Forty” Dynamic Achievers.
The annual award is given to young African Americans who excel in their professional careers while also devoting themselves to the development of their community. Thomas finds personal inspiration in her work by marrying her professional passion for strategic planning with serving clients that perform work for the greater social good.
One client venture that Ebony takes pride in was a two-year engagement providing pro-bono support for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF), a nonprofit with a mission to empower and embolden the family members and friends who act as caregivers to wounded, ill, or injured veterans. The elongated provision of care for loved ones can be extremely emotionally and mentally taxing for the caregiver.
“Society does a great job recognizing the sacrifices and bravery of the nation’s wounded warriors, but they may not as readily or broadly recognize the corresponding impact and significant sacrifice of the caregivers who treat and care for those heroes—the amount of effort spent on the veterans they care for can be life-altering. Caregivers are a frequently overlooked collective that needs support from others,” said Thomas. It is for this reason that she was happy to support EDF with the development of a strategy complete with initiatives that would further advance their mission and ultimately improve caregiver engagement.
Ebony started her career on Wall Street, later receiving an MBA in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She demonstrated significant versatility in changing her career trajectory from pursuing private wealth management to management consulting. Joining as a senior consultant in 2010, Thomas moved through the ranks becoming the first female, African-American senior leader in the then, Military Health market (which has since been consolidated into the broader Civilian Services Group (CSG)).
Within her community, Thomas is involved with service organizations such as Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), CALIBR, Per Scholas, and several others.
“I believe that to whom much is given, much is required,” said Thomas. “Professionally, I am where I am today in large part because of the support of others. The selflessness I’ve been shown motivates me to turn around and show that same support to others within my community.”
To view the full list of The Network Journal 2018 “40 under Forty” Dynamic Achievers, visit https://tnj.com/
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