White House Author
Deborah Scott Thomas
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Data Solutions and Technology, Inc.
Deborah Scott Thomas retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force Reserve in 2006, having served her country for three decades. She is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Data Solutions and Technology (DST) Incorporated, a management consulting firm located in Lanham, Maryland. For the past 20 years, Deborah has been respected for her business acumen and is considered a thought leader with expertise in building successful client teams while focusing on strategic operations and execution. She dedicates her time to educational and philanthropic causes, particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives. Further, she is a devoted supporter of the March of Dimes and has participated in an array of programs to support its goals and mission for the past 30 years. Recently, Deborah was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the 2014 Minority Business Leaders and the 2013 Most Admired CEO Readers’ Choice Award for Professional Services. She was recognized as the 2013 Business Leader of the Year by the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce. Also, she was appointed by Maryland Governor O’Malley to the Maryland Military Installation Council (MMIC). Deborah sits on a host of boards including the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Alabama State University Foundation Board and the Bowie State University College of Arts and Sciences Board of Advisors. Additional recognitions include: the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency’s National Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement; the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) STEM Trailblazers Award; the MEA Magazine’s 50 Women of Power in Business; and The Daily Record’s 2013 list of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.