Mr. Thomason earned a B.B.A. in Finance, Summa Cum Laude, from Abilene Christian University in 1999 and his M.B.A in Finance from Auburn University in 2005. He began his career at Pepperdine University in the Office of Financial Planning. In 2000, he returned to Abilene to serve his alma mater as Manager of Financial Planning and Reporting. In 2004, he began his second tour of duty at Pepperdine University and in 2007 was named University Controller. He became an Associate Vice President in 2011. Mr. Thomason is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 15 years experience in higher education finance and accounting. In addition, he teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting and Finance at Pepperdine’s Seaver College and has taught at its Graziadio School of Business and Management. He is a member of the NACUBO Tax Council, serves as Treasurer of the BMW Car Club of America - Los Angeles Chapter, and is a member of the Board of Global Samaritan Resources, an Abilene, TX-based non-profit that sends medical relief supplies and equipment around the world, as well as the University Credit Union in Los Angeles, CA. He is also member of the Finance Committee at the Conejo Valley Church of Christ, and has served on the Board of several other Ventura County, CA non-profit corporations.