Secretary Biography


John D. Thomas is a financial executive with over 35 years of diverse financial management experience in the natural gas pipeline and energy trading industries. He currently is Chief Financial Officer of Gulf Interstate Engineering in Houston, Texas. Gulf provides project management, engineering and design, procurement and material and construction management services for oil and gas production, transportation and storage systems. Before assuming his current role in 2013, Thomas held a number of senior financial positions in the energy-trading group of Duke Energy Corporation and in the corporate finance and treasury groups of PanEnergy Corporation and Texas Eastern Corporation.

Thomas earned a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University in 1978. He is also a licensed C.P.A. in the State of Texas. Thomas has been an active member of the Financial Executives International organization since 1992, and has spent over ten years in various leadership roles of the Houston Chapter, including serving as President of the Chapter in 2005 and has been on the board of directors of the FEI Houston Scholarship Foundation since 2009. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Spring Branch School District’s Academy of Finance program.