Lea Ann Thomas
Deputy County Manager, Polk County
Ms. Thomas received a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, a master’s degree from Valdosta State University and a master’s degree from the University of Central Florida. She is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA) and the Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA).
She joined the Polk County Office of Management & Budget in 1989 as an analyst, and was promoted to director in 1995. In May 1997, she was promoted to the assistant for special projects, and currently is the Polk assistant county manager. Ms. Thomas began her tenure on the FGUA Board of Directors in 1999.