Erica Thomas

Director of Digital Transformation and FM IT Portfolio Management
and RPA Program Manager

Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

Ms. Erica Thomas works for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). She is currently the Director of Digital Transformation and FM IT Portfolio Management and the Program Manager for OUSD(C)’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) initiatives, which includes a shared service platform to help promulgate RPA within DoD. She also co-leads the DoD’s RPA Consortium and outside of DoD, she is an active champion for the Federal RPA Community of Practice.

Prior to her current roles, she served as the Team Lead for DoD’s Financial Management Reform efforts and as a Senior Accountant in the Business Integration Office, leading enterprise wide Procure-to-Pay initiatives and DATA Act reporting compliance. All told, she has over 16 years of DoD Financial Management experience.

Ms. Thomas is a graduate of Central Michigan University with duel Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance and Political Science. She holds professional membership in the American Society for Military Comptrollers as a Certified Defense Financial Manager-Acquisition.

Ms. Thomas is a recipient of the Department of Navy Superior Civilian Service Medal and numerous other DoD, DON, and American Society of Military Comptroller awards.