Board Member Emeritus, Former Executive Directornita@empoweruohio.org
Nita Thomas had a 30 year career at AT&T. She was a Project Manager skilled in lifecycle management of projects from planning through testing and implementation. She led interdepartmental teams and interfaced with system engineers, developers and vendors from around the country and world.
She spearheaded a successful Quality Improvement Process which resulted in reducing provisioning cycle time for 800 numbers. She and her staff were sent to Japan as Representatives of AT&T to share Quality Improvement advances with Nippon Corporation. During her career Nita realized she also had organization abilities – she was unofficial organizer for Take Your Daughter To Work Day and all Holiday events.
In her second career, Nita works with her husband Roger in their Tax Business, Thomas Tax. She has also become very involved in many community activities utilizing her acquired skills and knowledge. Realizing her success was due to many people who mentored her along the way – Nita is dedicated to helping improve her community and country.
Nita has always been excited about the entire Empower U concept and dedicated to its continued growth and success. The idea that “an informed citizen is an empowered citizen” resonated with her desire to reach many and gave her a platform on which to focus her passion.
Beside Empower U, Nita enjoys jazz music, Shakespeare and good wine and friends!