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SEEL'S CAO Dr. E'Lois Thomas Named to Advancing Women in Energy Board of Directors

E’Lois Thomas, Ph.D. was recently appointed to the Advancing Women in Energy board of directors. She will join a group of 14 outstanding women in the energy industry who guide the organization to boost women in the industry. Dr. Thomas will work with the AWEsome Young Women working to make them aware of the energy industry as a career path and inviting them to get involved in the industry.

“It is an honor to have been appointed to the AWE Board,” said Dr. Thomas. “I look forward to working with this great group of women and especially the young women to inspire them to choose energy as a career.”

Dr. Thomas is the chief administrative officer at SEEL, LLC (Solutions for Energy Efficient Logistics), a national certified minority business enterprise (MBE), service-disabled, veteran-owned (DVBE) energy efficiency program implementation contractor. She oversees all aspects of the organization’s administrative functions, including governance, compliance, finance, purchasing and information technology. She also provides executive level support to SEEL’s operations and strategic groups. A highly analytical and driven leader, Dr. Thomas cultivates business relationships and advances SEEL’s teams toward top level corporate objectives. Very active in the energy industry, Dr. Thomas is vice-chair of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) board, a board member with the American Association of Blacks in Energy MI chapter, a mentor with the Council of Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL), and a member of the Association of Women in Energy. She also serves as a board member with RESULTS Mentoring, and advisory Board Member with the MBA Program at Siena Heights University. In 2020, Dr. Thomas was recognized by Crain’s Detroit as a Notable Woman in Finance, the Michigan Chronicle named her a Woman of Excellence in 2013 and she was inducted as a Who’s Who in Black Detroit by Real Times Media.

She holds a Ph.D. in business from Northcentral University, an MBA from Walsh College, and a BA in accounting from the University of Detroit Mercy. Her research includes a qualitative multiple case study on diversity, equity, and inclusion for the sustainability of small and medium enterprises. She is also a six-sigma black belt professional and has a professional certification in green energy management from San Diego State University.

Advancing Women in Energy was officially launched in 2016 to recruit, promote and develop women in energy, energy-related fields and those interested in energy through education, networking and mentoring. The goal of the organization is to increase the number of women in all facets of the energy industry, particularly in leadership roles, as a public good to benefit the industry and society. For more information visit #energyconversation #sustainability #energyefficiency #ecofriendly #womenonboards

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