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Former Superintendent is new CEO

GLEAMNS Board of Commissioners makes announcement


Dr. Ameca Thomas named CEO of GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission

The GLEAMNS Board of Commissioners announced today that Dr. Ameca Thomas has been named their new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2024. This decision was made by unanimous vote by the board of commissioners.

Dr. Thomas is the former superintendent of Laurens County School District 55. She has served in other leadership roles including Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Director of Research, Testing and Accountabilit, and Principal. Her most recent accolades were being named the 2022 SC Alliance of Black School Educators Superintendent of the Year and the 2022 National School Public Relations Association Superintendent to Watch.

“I am thrilled and honored to accept the prestigious CEO position at GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission, Inc. With unwavering confidence and excitement, I embark on this transformative journey, embracing the powerful motto of ‘People Helping People’. Together, we will lead by example, driving substantial positive change, empowering individuals and fostering the growth of strong, flourishing communities. I am filled with immense enthusiasm as I eagerly anticipate uniting our collective strengths, unrivaled passion and unwavering dedication to forge a path towards an exceptionally bright and prosperous future for all,” said Thomas.  

GLEAMNS Board Chair Betty Boles states, “on behalf of the GLEAMNS Board of Commissioners, I congratulate Dr. Thomas on becoming our next CEO. The Board is confident Dr. Thomas will lead GLEAMNS forward enhancing our programs and partnerships. After a highly competitive search, Dr. Thomas proved to be the best candidate for our agency.”