Arleen R. Thomas, CPA, CGMA 

Managing Director Americas and Global Offerings 

Arleen Thomas is Managing Director Americas and Global Offerings at the American Institute of CPAs. Arleen is a senior leader who finds opportunity in challenge and strategy in chaos. Her curiosity powers a passion for new ideas. She has crisscrossed the globe to advance the U.S. CPA and CGMA designations. She guided the historic joint venture between the AICPA and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the transformation of the qualifying US CPA exam including its administration in Asia, South America and the Middle East. Her current focus is on making CGMA the most recognized and sought-after management accounting designation in the world. Thomas is grateful for 20 years with the AICPA and inspired by the new opportunities the Association creates for members and the global accounting profession.

Thomas holds a BS in Accounting from Metropolitan State University and is a CPA and a CGMA.


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