Like any successful company, great leadership and vision allows AREA to achieve its mission year after year.


Bank of Albuquerque


Jennifer S. Thomas is CEO of Bank of Albuquerque. Thomas joined Bank of Albuquerque in 2003, and was promoted to President in April 2008. Prior to becoming president, she was Executive Vice President and Market Executive for Bank of Albuquerque’s Wealth Management Group. Thomas has more than 30 years of banking experience. Her extensive background includes experience in commercial banking, credit administration and wealth management.

Thomas is a graduate of Texas Tech University. She received her master’s degree in business administration from West Texas A&M University. She is a founding board member of Albuquerque Forward Fund, a member of the board of directors for Albuquerque Economic Development and Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Thomas is past board chair of Albuquerque Community Foundation, CNM Foundation, Economic Forum and United Way of Central New Mexico.

She is a graduate of Leadership Albuquerque and Leadership New Mexico, and is a past member of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque. Thomas is a recipient of the YWCA Woman of the Move Award, was honored by the New Mexico Business Weekly as a Woman of Influence, recognized as a Top Performing CEO, and is an alumnus of the New Mexico Power Brokers.

Board Member Jennifer Thomas
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