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Your Relevance: Do You Matter?
An interview with Barbara Thomas
How to show up, plus stay fresh, noticed, and on your game
"If you don't remain relevant, you may as well just disappear."
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As President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the National Black MBA Association’s national office, located in Chicago, Ms. Thomas is responsible for oversight of strategic direction and all operations for the organization. She is on the cutting edge providing the latest tools and services needed to succeed in the business world. Prior to her current position, Ms. Thomas served as the Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer with the NBMBAA. She has been a member of the association for over ten years, and served for four years as President of the Boston chapter. The National Black MBA Association formed the NBMBAA Career Success Network which provides resume workshops, practice interviews, private one-to-one coaching from human resources professionals, networking how-to’s, and a variety of other necessities for minority applicants to be successful in today’s business environment.
Ms. Thomas received her undergraduate degree from Bernard Baruch College and her MBA from Columbia University. She worked for 25 years in the broadcasting industry at Columbia Broadcast System (CBS) and was the first Black woman to complete the CBS School of Management. During her tenure at CBS, Ms. Thomas acquired training and experience in directing financial turn-arounds. Taking an early retirement from CBS, she applied her turn-around skills to the non-profit industry where she was able to transform and renew the financial status of several deteriorating organizations.