Geri Thomas was Chief Diversity Officer and Georgia State President for Bank of America, where her impact on diversity and inclusion policies drew national recognition. She founded GPT Consultants to partner with leading organizations to provide strategic vision and thought leadership in global human resources, diversity and inclusion, and staffing. She received the 2016 Ruby Award from the Center for Talent Innovation for her work in diversity. In 2014, she received the Firestarter Award from Re:Gender. She serves on the boards of the Georgia State Foundation, Georgia Tech and Executive Leadership Council. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Science from the College of Public and Urban Affairs at Georgia State University.