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NEO announces David Thomas as first of four Outstanding Alumni

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NEO announces David Thomas as first of four Outstanding Alumni

Miami, Okla. – Monday, Sept.16, 2013 – Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (NEO) announced David Thomas as one of four outstanding graduates of the college.

Representing the College of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, Thomas will be honored during NEO’s homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. This year’s homecoming theme is “Fear the Norsemen.”

“As an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and rancher, David has proven to be very successful in many different arenas,” says Jennifer Hessee, executive director of the NEO Development Foundation. “David has also served as a great role model for our students, especially those students involved with the Ag Department.”

Thomas grew up in Commerce and graduated from Commerce High School. Afterward, he attended NEO and The Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. During this time he also served six years in the Army Reserves.

After college, Thomas returned to Miami and worked in his family's funeral homes until 1988 when he accepted a position as regional director for Homesteaders Life Company in Des Moines, Iowa. Thomas worked for Homesteaders for 14 years and served as vice president of sales, as executive vice president of sales and marketing, and as chief marketing officer from 2000 to 2003.

In 2003, he returned to the area along with his wife, Margaret, and started Thomas and Associates, a pre-need agency that works with funeral homes in Okla. and Kan. Today, Thomas and Associates is the number one marketing agency in Okla.

Thomas has been very active on the NEO campus. He has been a member of the NEO Development Foundation Board of Directors since 2012 and currently serves on the Investment Committee. In the spring of 2013, he was selected to serve as the keynote speaker of the prestigious NEO Honors banquet and addressed more than 400 attendees. He is also a member of the NEO President’s Partners and was recently named chair of the Synar Farm Improvement campaign.

When Thomas is not working in the business, he enjoys raising cattle and caring for their Clydesdales on River Bend Farms.

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