Keinde Thomas

Chief Strategy Officer

As a Communications and Emotional Intelligence Expert with over 20 years of experience, Keinde Thomas is a highly accomplished professional with a successful track record of developing and implementing efficient communication and business strategies for career professionals and businesses. He has substantial experience in public relations, community and media relations, government and public engagement and produces easy-to-understand, precise and powerful messaging which resonates with audiences of all sizes.

Keinde has worked in sales communications and publishing for over two decades, across Europe and the U.S. He has been a leader in the education sector in the District of Columbia (DC) government, Office of the State Superintendent of Education and the DC State Board of Education, performing roles such as Communications Director and Senior Communications/Community Outreach Specialist. He also served as the Agency Representative for DC Mayor's Vision Zero Initiatives & Strategies. Moreover, he is a certified trainer of Cleveland Clinic's Licensed Program - Communicate with H.E.A.R.T (CwH) which assists employees and customers in mastering a superior model of service and building upon their communication experience both in-person and online.

In his new role as the GCS Chief Strategy Officer, Keinde is focused on aiding the business with development, communication, execution and strategic growth initiatives. He has acquired a reputation for being a strategic visionary possessing superb managerial and communication abilities and exhibiting a strong entrepreneurial mindset with the aptitude to do anything that is required to complete projects.

Keinde holds a BA in linguistics from the University of Jos, as well as different certificates in Emotional Intelligence, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Coaching and business management.