E'Lois Thomas, Ph.D.
E'Lois Thomas, Ph.D., is the President of SEEL, LLC. She is responsible for implementing the vision and growth trajectory of the organization. Her leadership has helped SEEL continue to soar as one the largest African American owned implementation contractors as a force for growth in sustainability, energy justice and equality for all. In this role, Thomas utilizes more than 25 years of experience in sustainability and corporate leadership for the continued development of organizational growth for SEEL.
Dr. Thomas is a highly analytical and driven leader, cultivating business relationships and advancing teams toward top-level corporate objectives.
She earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in business from Northcentral University, an MBA from Walsh College, and an accounting degree from 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. Dr. Thomas also completed a certificate program with Yale School of Management in their executive education series on women’s leadership. She is also a six-sigma black belt professional and has a professional certification in green energy management from San Diego University.
Dr. Thomas serves as the 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 is the treasurer of Advancing Women in Energy. She also serves as a board member with Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), Franklin Wright Settlements and Results Mentoring. She was recognized by Crain's Detroit as a Notable Leader in Sustainability (2022) and a Notable Woman in Finance (2020). She was also recognized by the Michigan Chronicle as a Woman of Excellence (2013) and by Real Times Media, its parent company, as a Who's Who in Black Detroit.
Thomas is married to Charles Thomas, Jr., and they have two sons, Charles III and Isaiah.