Keisha Thomas, Ph.D., PE, Senior Electrical Engineer, was recently awarded a Women of Vision award from The Daily Journal of Commerce. The award was created to recognize women who have been trailblazers in industries within Oregon and SW Washington and women who have contributed to creating a path for other women to get involved in the industry. The award also recognizes women who have made an important impact on the company and community they serve through mentorship, inspiration, motivation, and action.
Keisha is a leader of Mazzetti Oregon Electrical Engineering Team, managing projects (and respective project teams), assisting in resource allocation planning, and mentoring team members. Additionally, she is a technical resource for electrical engineering staff throughout Mazzetti’s ten offices worldwide. Keisha also participates in Mazzetti’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion committee and Women@Mazzetti committee, furthering awareness, education, and implementation of relevant initiatives.
Keisha has been a member of Delta Signa Theta, a service sorority since 2011. The organization owns the June Key Delta Community Center in northeast Portland which is the first African American owned sustainable living building in Portland. Keisha was the Treasurer for the community center for four years, and upon completion of her term has continued to assist the current treasurer. She has chaired education programs for the community center which supports STEM programs along with the Betty Shabazz Center program, focused on middle school girls, and the GEMS program (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully), focused on high school girls. Keisha and another sorority member were both honored with the City of Portland’s Steven Lowenstein Award in 2016 for their work on the program and contributed the $10,000 prize money to the ongoing operations of the program.
Closer to home, Keisha has helped build and support Bridge 2 Success, an organization founded by her husband, focused on creating opportunities for under-represented and under-privileged high school students — help them identify a post-high school path and become a constructive member of society by linking students to education, training, and employment resources and opportunities through the trades, the military, or higher education.
Keisha would like to thank Mazzetti and especially her Oregon teammates for their support.
Keisha is truly an inspirational leader. Her generosity and passion build better buildings and communities. We are grateful to have her on the M team. Congratulations, Keisha!