Booz Allen Hamilton
Ebony Danielle Thomas is a seasoned management consultant and project manager specializing in strategic planning, change management, performance management, and business development. She began her career on Wall Street in the Equities Division of Goldman Sachs and went on to work in the Finance Division at Fannie Mae. In 2010, Ebony chartered a new direction in her career when she began working with Booz Allen Hamilton where she has remained through the present. Ebony serves as a thought leader in the development of business solutions for an array of clients across the Department of Defense (DoD) including the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness, the Air Force Surgeon General, and the Director of the Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. In her current role, she leads a change management practice for the rollout of the military’s new Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) system which will impact over 50 military hospitals, 300 clinics, and 9.5M beneficiaries globally. Ebony advises senior leaders on the implementation of change management processes, develops strategies to inform and execute against the long-term vision of the enterprise, and drives transformational changes to ensure seamless stakeholder adoption of the new technology platform.
Beyond delivering high quality client-service, Ebony is committed to leading successful firm-wide diversity efforts and holds the position of Chair for the African American Forum (AAF). In this capacity, Ebony has planned the annual curriculum to shape career development and community outreach opportunities for staff at all levels while also serving as a mentor to junior staff. Her in-depth insight into the management consulting industry has helped to better position her mentees to achieve their personal and professional aims.
Outside of work, Ebony is an active alumnus of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) and an active member of CALIBR – both programs are dedicated to the advancement of high-potential individuals in education and corporate America. Ebony is committed to community engagement and regularly contributes to service-based initiatives. She has provided pro-bono strategic planning support to enhance operations and further the mission of local non-profits to include the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF), Thrive DC, Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA), and the Hidden Heroes Campaign with Senator Elizabeth Dole. Ebony sits on the Junior Board for the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPA), a hallmark organization committed to providing the Washington community with performances including classical music, jazz, gospel, contemporary dance, and more. As a Junior Board Member, Ebony assists the organization in strategic planning efforts geared toward increasing audience engagement and expanding fundraising opportunities.
Ebony holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Spelman College where she was a Bonner Scholar and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Dean’s Fellow and a Bank of America Fellow. She is certified as a Change Management Advanced Practitioner through Georgetown University and a certified Design Thinking Professional. Ebony enjoys golfing, cooking, and interior decorating.