Mr. Thomas served as Chairman and CEO of Rayonier (NYSE: RYN), a diversified forest products company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, from 2007 to 2012. Prior to Rayonier, Mr. Thomas spent 13 years in various executive roles at Georgia-Pacific, a global manufacturer and marketer of tissue, packaging, paper, building products and related chemicals. He became President and COO of Georgia-Pacific in 2002. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Thomas was CEO of Law Environmental Group, a national environmental engineering firm.
Prior to his business career, Mr. Thomas spent 21 years in government with local, state and federal agencies. His final years in government were during the Reagan administration, where he served as Administrator of the EPA from 1985–1989. Mr. Thomas currently serves on the Board of Directors of Corteva Agriscience and previously served on the boards of DuPont Corporation, Airgas Corporation, the Regal Entertainment Group and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Mr. Thomas has been a member of Angeleno Group’s Board of Advisors since 2015.