Shannon J. Thomas, DBA joined in August 2017 and serves as the CIO and Director of Information Technology for the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Technical Institute. She provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the College. The team is primarily responsible for the operational and strategic needs of the College to include governance and policy, resource allocation, and IT protocols. Further, support for the College includes IT infrastructure, desktop (Client Services), IT systems, customer service, CRM and the management of all hardware and software within the school.

Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Shannon was the Director of Information Technology and CIO for Atlanta Technical College, with responsibilities encompassing all aspects of Service Delivery, Enterprises (ERP) Systems, and Academic Technologies for the college. Shannon also spent five years at Clayton State University as their Director of IT (Client Support Services) and ten years at Albany State University as their IT Customer Service Manager.