Josie J. Thomas

by LP Green, II
Josie J. Thomas
Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
CBS Corporation

Josie J. Thomas is Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation. She reports to Leslie Moonves, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation.

In this role, Thomas oversees the company’s commitment to diversity across all of its businesses. She leads multidimensional diversity and inclusion strategies working with senior executives throughout the corporation to develop talent, diverse suppliers, outreach, advocacy group engagement and national industry impact.

Thomas most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, CBS Corporation, a position she was promoted to in 2010.

In 2000, she was named Senior Vice President, Diversity, CBS Television, where she created the highly regarded and effective CBS Diversity Institute.

Thomas serves as a Komen Greater NYC Board Member. She also served as Chair of the Institute for Advanced Journalism Studies and later chaired the Board of Visitors at the launch of the Global Journalism and Communications School at Morgan State. She is a member of the Board of Visitors of the Howard University School of Communications.

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.

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