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Mary Thoms

Mary Thoms

Executive Director

Ms. Mary Thoms currently serves within the Program Executive Office for Manpower, Logistics and Business Solutions (PEO MLB) as their Executive Director. In this Senior Level (SL) position since February 2021, she is responsible for ensuring cross program/portfolio coordination and planning, tactically and strategically, to drive PEO MLB’s transformation efforts. She also ensures integration of programs/portfolios requirements and acquisition efforts to deliver PEO MLB’s mission and vision.

Ms. Thoms’ SL service began in February 2021.

Previously, Ms. Thoms was the Director, Performance Improvement and Information Management at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) from December 2017 to January 2021. She was responsible for leading efforts to transform ONR business solutions, technical solutions, policies, operations, and practices to achieve Department of the Navy objectives, with an emphasis on data and analytics initiatives. She led teams in the study of programs, their processes and procedures to evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness and to develop and recommend improvements. She was ONR’s Director for Navy ERP, data and analytics, knowledge management, and performance improvement. She also served as the Navy-wide lead for the Navy Business Intelligence Community of Excellence.

Ms. Thoms’ federal service career began in 1998. Her experience includes program management, knowledge management, financial management, risk analysis, business process reengineering, business analytics systems and IT capital planning. She has served as the Director, Command Business Office at ONR; Deputy Comptroller for the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve; the Director of Department of Defense-Wide Reporting and Analysis for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS); and has held various financial and program management positions throughout the Army.

Ms. Thoms received a master’s degree in public administration from The American University. She earned a master’s in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Ms. Thoms is a graduate of the Army Management Staff College’s Sustaining Base Leadership and Management Program, the Defense Leadership and Management Program, The Federal Executive Institute Leadership for a Democratic Society, and is a Certified Defense Financial Manager.

Ms. Thoms’ personal awards include Superior Civilian Service Awards from the Navy and Army and a Special Act award from DFAS..

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