E'Lois Thomas, Ph.D.
E’Lois Thomas, Ph.D. is the president of SEEL, LLC, a nationally certified minority business enterprise (MBE), service-disabled, veteran-owned (DVBE) energy efficiency, training and weatherization provider. She is responsible for implementing the vision and growth trajectory of the organization. SEEL also provides equitable solutions for electrification projects, call center services, rebate processing and an array of implementation services to support our clients. Her leadership has helped SEEL continue to soar as one the largest African American owned implementation contractors as a force for growth in sustainability, weatherization and energy equality for all.
Dr. Thomas is a highly analytical and driven leader, cultivating business relationships and advancing teams toward top-level corporate objectives.
Dr. Thomas earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in business from Northcentral University, an MBA in Management from Walsh College, and a BA in Accounting from University of Detroit Mercy. Her research includes a qualitative multiple case study on the sustainability of small and medium enterprises with key aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She recently completed the Yale School of Management executive education women leadership program. She is also a six-sigma black belt professional and has a professional certification in green energy management from San Diego State University.
In her role as a leader in the sustainability industry, she serves as the vice-chair of Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), she is the President of the board for Advancing Women in Energy, a mentor with the Council of Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL), a prior board member with American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE - MI Chapter), and a member of the Association of Women in Energy. In 2022, Dr. Thomas was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as a Notable Leader in Sustainability, by Corp Magazine as a Leader in the Workplace Honoree, as well as a Woman of Prestige with the Detroit Choice Awards. In 2020, while serving as Chief Administrative Officer for SEEL, she was recognized by Crain’s with the Notable Women in Finance listing. In addition, she has been honored by the Michigan Chronicle as a Woman of Excellence in 2013 and she was inducted as a Who’s Who in Black Detroit. She also serves as a board member to Results Mentoring, the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) and Franklin Wright Settlements. Dr. Thomas is married to Charles Thomas, Jr. a local educational executive/consultant & has two sons, Charles III, and Isaiah.