Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance
Bill Thomas is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the New York Philharmonic, where he oversees the Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Media departments. Mr. Thomas initially joined the Philharmonic in 1999 as Chief Financial Officer, and served in that capacity until 2004, when he was named General Manager. In 2006, he joined the staff of the Metropolitan Opera, serving as Assistant Manager and Chief Financial Officer. He rejoined the Philharmonic as Senior Vice President in 2008. Prior to joining the Philharmonic, Mr. Thomas held several non-profit and government positions, including Deputy Executive Director of the Brooklyn Public Library, Commissioner of Finance for the City of Yonkers, Deputy New York City Finance Commissioner, Budget Director for the Manhattan Borough President, Associate Director of Research and Negotiations for DC 37, AFSCME, and Analyst for the NYS Financial Control Board. He has also served as Board Chairman of the West Side YMCA, and is presently a Board Member of Delta Dental of New York and a Trustee of the American Federation of Musicians Pension Fund. Mr. Thomas has served as a faculty advisor at the New School, lectured at NYU’s graduate program in arts management, and has taught public and non-profit management at City College’s graduate program in Public Service Management. Mr. Thomas holds a BA in American History, Magna Cum Laude, from the City College of New York, and an MPA from Columbia University, where he was a Public Service Fellow.