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Marilyn Thomas


Management and Governance, Resourcing and Financial Management

Marilyn Thomas is a Managing Consultant for the Defense Sector in Guidehouse. Previously, she served 33 years as a civilian for the Department of Defense, 15 years as a Senior Executive, culminating as the Air Force Deputy Chief Manager and the Acting Assistant Secretary for The Air Force and Space Forces financial management. Her experience spans all business functional areas - predominantly financial and information technology. She led many key business reform initiatives; validating requirements, business architectures, and spend to advise the Deputy and Air Force Secretary on key investment decisions to support implementation and integration of ERPs. During her seniortenure sheworked on special details to establish the Air Force CIO organization and institutionalize category management policy within the Department of Defense. In addition to her extensive financial background, she has mentored many professionals, many of which serve in key senior positions today, inside and outside the Department. Marilyn holds four Service Medals and 2 Presidential Rank Awards.