Brenda Y. Thomas joined Ginnie Mae as Vice President of the Office of Management Operations in January 2011. In this capacity, she oversees the operations of the Procurement Management, Administrative Management, and Information Management.
Ms. Thomas has more than 25 years of professional experience in Information Management and Operational contract services. Prior to joining Ginnie Mae, she served as Assistant Chief Procurement Officer for Program Operations for the Department of Housing and Urban Development implementing all procurement activities in support of Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Community Planning and Development (CPD), Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), Finance and Budget (FAB), and Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae). In addition, she has awarded a variety of contracts totaling over $4.3 billion while holding the following positions: Division Director, Branch Chief, and Contracting Officer.
Additionally, Ms. Thomas has many years of administration and contracting experience through her time in the military. While serving in the United States Air Force, she held numerous positions. Most notably, she served as the Director of Administration for the 61st Military Airlift Group, the Commander for the Defense Contract Management Command, Contracting Liaison Officer for the Joint Task Force within the Armed Forces 53rd Presidential Inaugural Committee and was nominated and selected by the Air Force to Educate With Industry - Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Company.
Ms. Thomas holds a Bachelor degree in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University and a Master in Administration from Central Michigan University. She is Contracting DAWIA and FAC-C Level III certified. Ms. Thomas is a member of the National Contract Management Association, a past member of the Defense Acquisition Corp and a retired United States Air Force Officer.