Thomas currently serves as the President for the Richardson Plano Guide Right Foundation. He began volunteering in the early 2000’s with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation while working as a technology leader for Kohl’s Corporation. While working with the kids as a coach for the Regional Special Olympics Thomas caught the volunteer bug. He served as a student mentor in the Milwaukee Public School district. Upon moving to the DFW area Thomas immediately got involved in the community. He provided meals at the Bridge Homeless Recovery Center, participated in the Susan G. Coleman walk, and led the expansion of a partnership between the Richardson Plano Independent School District and the Richardson Plano Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Inc.
In his non-foundation capacity, Thomas has over 20 years of experience in business, technology, and non-profit organizations. He currently supports many education programs through his professional and philanthropic pursuits. Thomas honorably served our country as a Petty Officer 3rd Class in the US Navy. A natural leader, Thomas was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal as a result of meritorious service.
Thomas is currently on assignment at II-IV Corp as a Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant. He is responsible for full life cycle staffing, departmental process development, as well as consultation with the new HRIS system selection/ implementation strategy. Thomas has served as a technology leader at Strasburger LLP., JCPenney, Celanese Chemical, Kohl’s Department Stores, and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. He has led large scale projects including the 40M refresh project for all JCP Stores and the initial launch of Kohl’s.com e-fulfillment center. Thomas has a knack for utilizing his understanding of technology to solve complicated business problems. He serves as a trusted advisor that keeps profitability and communication as his most important priorities. Thomas is seen as a leader that grows leaders.
Thomas earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology with a minor in Network Technology from Capella University, an MBA from Texas A&M University-Commerce and is currently enrolled completing an MA in Educational/Instructional Technology at the University of Alabama. Thomas is a member / volunteer of the following organizations:
Brookhaven College – Student Success Coach
Richardson ISD – Mentor/Community Advocate
National Guide Right Social Media – Committee Chairman
Richardson Plano Guide Right Foundation – Board Member and President
ScholarShot – Mentor
Minnie’s Food Pantry – Volunteer
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. – Life Member
Thomas currently holds the following Certifications:
Certified Executive Coach, Graduate Certificate – Southern Methodist University
Strong Interest Inventory Practitioner – CPP
ITIL v.3 Certification
CompTia A+ Certification
Thomas and his wife, Lesley Regalado, are proud residents of Frisco, and they believe in impacting their community by empowering students to complete their education and strive for more. The couple isn’t afraid to put their money where their mouth is by assisting students with financial need through their David G. Regalado Student Success Scholarship. In their rare spare time Thomas and Les travel the globe living, laughing, and loving the life that God has blessed them with.