Leslie C. Thomas is currently employed as a Sr. Program Manager within OnStar’s Global Information Technology group at General Motors’ Global Headquarters. Her primary responsibility is to manage Onstar’s application upgrade, deployment, and release to Shanghai, China. Her prior roles within OnStar have included management of the Global PMO team, IT program manager for OnStar’s Stolen Vehicle Slowdown service, and IT manager for the satellite radio services team. As Sr. Program Manager, Ms. Thomas is also responsible for ensuring that Global Enterprise IT projects meet specified requirements, are delivered on-time, and within budget. Ms. Thomas has received several Chairman’s Awards for “Best of the Best” within the IT community.
Prior to joining General Motors in 2000, Ms. Thomas was formerly a Corporate Product Development Vice President at Comerica Bank in Detroit, MI. With more than 14 years at Comerica, Ms. Thomas designed, implemented, and supported many of the bank’s system applications. She was very active in developing desktop solutions and Internet applications for Comerica’s import and export customers.
Ms. Thomas is a certified ScrumMaster, is PMP and ITIL certified. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University and an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix and has held several board positions in community organizations.