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Angela Thomas

Angela Thomas
Expenditure & Revenue Accounting Section Chief
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

101 S. Webster St.
Madison, WI 53707


Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Accounting and Finance

Angela Thomas was working as a pharmacy technician when she realized from discussions with a career advisor that she was better suited for an accounting career, so she took the leap and went back to school. “I learned it is never too late to change directions or go after a goal,” Thomas relates. Now at the DNR, Thomas excels at streamlining processes. The efficiencies allow her to manage her workload with five fewer employees. Tha On her own time, she’s also lobbied state legislators on a bill affecting her profession that awaits Gov. Walker’s signature. Thomas has been an active member of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary – Civil Air Patrol since the age of 13, receiving countless awards and commendations throughout the years. Her current rank is lieutenant colonel.

I will discuss my journey from a Certified Pharmacy Technician to a Certified Public Accountant. I can discuss my community and professional volunteerism and how I came to work in my current role.

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