Maria Thomas

Senior Vice President for NPR Digital Media

Maria Thomas was named Senior Vice President for NPR Digital Media in 2007. She is responsible for the development and delivery of NPR content on new media platforms, including NPR.org and mobile devices. Prior to joining NPR in late 2001 as Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media, Thomas spent three years at Amazon.com. She played a key role in the launch and management of Amazon.com's camera and photo store, including forging its partnership with Ofoto, a company engaged in the online photo services business. From 1992-1999, Thomas worked as an investment officer with the World Bank's private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC). In 1995, she was awarded an Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship to study the limitations to financing small- and medium-sized enterprises in Argentina. In 1997, Thomas made the institution's first investment in a private company in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Her career at the IFC culminated with an appointment to the position of special assistant to the CEO. Thomas began her career on Wall Street where she spent five years in corporate and project finance with Kidder, Peabody & Company, Incorporated. Thomas holds a M.B.A. degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in accounting from Boston University. She passed the CPA exam in Massachusetts. Thomas lives in Washington, D.C.

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January 14, 2008, 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
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NPR’s current digital footprint:  Who are we reaching?  What’s working?
January 14, 2008, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
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