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UPPER MARLBORO, MD., May 11, 2017 — Cari DeSantis, President & CEO of Melwood, is proud to announce the selection of Chief Financial Officer, Myron Thomas, to the 2017 Trending 40 Association and Non-Profit Finance Leader list.
Trending 40 is an editorial and event series produced by DCA Live that honors top business, finance, technology, and legal talent in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Since 2014, more than 800 exceptional leaders from the D.C. region’s fastest growing companies and non-profits have been honored.
“Myron fully deserves this honor,” said DeSantis. “Melwood has greatly benefited from his leadership and his ability to create maximum value from the resources to which we have been entrusted. He fully deserves this honor. His expertise is an important asset to Melwood and the population we serve.”
Mr. Thomas is responsible for the oversight and management of Melwood’s financial and strategic planning affairs. He brings more than 20 years of operational, consultative, and entrepreneurial experience ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
“It’s an honor to be named to Trending 40’s Association and Non-Profit Finance Leader list,” said Mr. Thomas. “It’s also an honor to have the ability to contribute to a community where people with differing abilities can grow and live their fullest potential. It takes sound financial footing to do the great work that we do at Melwood, and I embrace the challenge of ensuring that financial resources are available to help create a true integrated workforce at Melwood.”
Mr. Thomas obtained his Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Science from Florida A&M University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Valuation Analyst, Chartered Global Management Accountant and a Six Sigma Greenbelt. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Melwood is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and empowers people of differing abilities to transform their own lives through unique opportunities to work and play in the community. Since 1963, Melwood has envisioned a world in which people with differing abilities are fully included. Using an innovative and effective social entrepreneurial model, Melwood offers job training, employment, life skill improvement, community support, and recreation opportunities to more than 2000 people each year in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and throughout the State of Maryland. Melwood operates a training program graduating approximately 100 workers with differing abilities each year and employs more than 1,600 workers annually, including over 900 persons with differing abilities. For more information visit www.melwood.org.