KIMBERLY C. THOMAS founded and currently serves as CEO of Global Advisors Development Group, a firm that advises non-profit and for-profit organizations regarding strategic business and organizational development. Kimberly has worked for a broad spectrum of privately held and public corporations, as well as non-profit organizations. She brings in-depth knowledge of organizational leadership focusing on operational stability and economic growth. Areas of emphasis are identifying collaboration and partnering opportunities; fostering relationship building between organizations and their respective clients, customers, and/or constituencies; and evaluating, analyzing, and implementing solutions to rectify systemic operational problems. Kimberly’s career involves C-level positions as President for $100 million dollar franchise operation with over 60 units in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico; as Chief Operating Officer for an international ministry servicing a network of 450 churches and ministers, a business network, a residential ministry college and a distance education school of theology; as Director of Operations for a specialty store retail real estate consulting firm, and managing pharmaceutical sales for hospitals in Saudi Arabia and wholesale food supply-chain distribution. Kimberly currently serves as CEO of LEADGlobal360, a global churchplace-workplace leadership equipping organization. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Advisory Council for various non-profit organizations: Bakke Graduate University; Christian International School of Theology, Baylor University TEI Program; The Bair Foundation; and she also serves as an advisor and professional coach to C-level leaders. Ms. Thomas studied pre-law and theology and holds a B.A. in Theological Studies, as well as an M.A. in Global Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. Kimberly is a featured lecturer and conference guest speaker, promoting the value of those called to ministry in the workplace. She and her husband reside in Dallas, Texas and they have two grown children.