E'Lois Thomas, Ph.D.

Chief Administrative Officer

E'Lois Thomas, Ph.D., is the Chief Administrative Officer of SEEL, LLC. She is a prolific leader of SEEL's administrative functions, including governance, compliance, and all technical aspects of the organization - including finance, purchasing, and information technology. She also provides executive-level support to their operations and strategic groups.

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 Results Mentoring and advisory Board Member with the MBA Program at Siena Heights University. She was recognized by Crain's Detroit as a notable woman in finance in 2020, Women of Excellence in 2013 by the Michigan Chronicle, and she is also a member of Who's Who in Black Detroit with Real Times Media. Thomas is married to Charles Thomas, Jr., and they have two sons, Charles III and Isaiah.​